A MEDICAL business has been handed a Queen’s award as one of her cousins, the Duke of Gloucester, paid a visit to the county.

Prometheus Medical, based near Leominster, were presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation 2019 for the development of a piece of kit.

The Hope-Under-Dinmore business were recognised for a pelvic splint, designed to stabilise a fractured pelvis before a patient reaches hospital.

Malcolm Russell, Prometheus founder and group chairman, said: “The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation recognises our team and our ethos.

“It will encourage us even further to continue sourcing and creating solutions to challenges in the pre-hospital trauma care sector.”

The Duke of Gloucester was joined by Mayor of Hereford Kath Hey on a visit to the city’s Waterworks Museum.

The Duke was given a tour of the Victorian water-pumping station building and grounds, and volunteers demonstrated some of the engines, bringing the story of water supply to life.

More than 40 volunteers past and present were at the museum for the visit, which chairman Richard Curtis said was part of celebrations to thank people for giving up their time.

"We were delighted to receive The Duke of Gloucester at the Museum as part of a celebration of the achievements of all our volunteers over so many years,"he said.

The Waterworks Museum, which was founded in 1974, is housed within s Victorian water-pumping station, and tells the story of water from ancient times to the present day.

At AW Engineering in Madley, the company celebrated its 25th year in 2018 and were able to expand after receiving a grant.

“It’s nice that he came along, the chairman of Herefordshire Council and the Dowager Countess of Darnley,” said managing director Andrew Watkins.

“It’s a little bit of recognition for the expansion and how we actively work in the agricultural sector and move with the times.”