Neon Play wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

Neon Play wins Queen's Award for Enterprise
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

April 22nd 2013 at 3:54PM

Cirencester-based developer becomes first mobile game studio to receive accolade

Neon Play has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in innovation.

The accolade makes the Cirencester-based developer the first mobile games company to receive the award.

The accolade recognises outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development, with 150 awards handed out each year.

The award will be presented by Dame Janet Trotter, the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, later this year.

“We have been lucky enough to win 12 business awards in the last year or so, but this crowns the lot and is the cherry on top of the icing on the cake,” said Neon Play CEO Oli Christie.

“We are hugely honoured to win a Queen’s Award for Innovation. For such a young company in Cirencester to win this genuinely prestigious award is a huge moment in Neon Play’s short history. We can’t wait to greet Dame Janet Trotter to our Cirencester studios and to going to Buckingham Palace.”

Neon Play has worked on titles such as Traffic Panic, Ben 10, Carkpark Carnage and Jewel Jumper, garnering more than 50 million downloads to date.