Another south Bucks firm received a royal seal of approval as the Duke of Kent presented it with a Queen’s Award.

Monodraught, in Halifax Road, High Wycombe, was given the Queen’s Award for Innovation for its cool-phase hybrid cooling solution for offices.

Managing director Andrew McCubbin said: “There can be a high cost to business of maintaining a comfortable working environment with regulated temperature and fresh air.

“With combined capital and running cost savings of on average 60 per cent compared to air conditioning, the system delivers significant efficiencies for businesses, as well as dramatically reducing their environmental footprint.

“We are delighted to receive this recognition for our development of a system that provides intelligent control of ventilation and cooling using phase change materials.”

Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, who accompanied the duke, said: “I would like to congratulate Monodraught on winning the award.

“The company is testimony to the ambitions of business and to the skills and commitment of those who work in such a successful enterprise.”

Mr McCubbin added: “This is a landmark moment in Monodraught’s history and represents the culmination of years of engineering innovation.

“Looking to the future, we will continue to be open minded, and have the courage to be creative and forward-thinking.

“We believe the world of today needs environmentally sustainable solutions more than ever, and we are very proud to play our part.”

It comes after the royal presented Trio Healthcare, in Great Missenden, a Queen's Award for Innovation earlier this week.