North London member MastaPlasta Ltd, set up at the height of the financial crisis, has won two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, for both innovation and international trade.
Only five UK firms won two awards in the announcement by HM The Queen and MastaPlasta is the smallest and youngest firm to receive the prestigious dual accolade.
When the banking collapse of 2008 hit the retail furnishing sector, the furniture design founders of MastaPlasta spotted a need for high quality patch-and-mend solutions for homeowners and businesses desperate to keep items of furniture which had suffered minor damage.
Previously there had been no reliable and cost-effective way of repairing cherished pieces of furniture.
MastaPlasta developed a highly durable leather repair patch, in a range of styles, backed with pressure-sensitive adhesive, which has also been used internationally in cars, on leather clothing, handbags, in motorboats and aircraft, as well as on horse riding and motorcycle saddles.
Now the pioneering patches are selling from the US to Guam, and Alaska to Germany and exciting new products are on the way!