Our fourth Queen’s Award

20 Apr 2018

Scarlett Gen 2 recognised for its impact on modern recording

Every year around 200 British companies are recognised by the Queen for their outstanding contribution to industry, and this year we’re proud to be the recipient of our fourth prestigious Queen’s Award, this time for Innovation. Focusrite was chosen for its second-generation Scarlett range of USB audio interfaces, focussed on the achievements we’ve made in bringing low-latency workflows to the recording musicians around the globe.

Phil Dudderidge, Focusrite’s Chairman, said: “We’re delighted to receive this award for Scarlett. Whilst the second generation of the Scarlett range still provides musicians with the best value and feature sets in the market, we set out to push the boundaries of the USB 2.0 interface performance to deliver the lowest latency possible between the computer and the device. More musicians record their music using a Focusrite Scarlett than any other single brand of audio interface.”

“We are very pleased that the Queen's Award Office judges recognise the innovative nature and success of Scarlett Gen 2 and appreciate the importance of innovation in our professional audio industry.”

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business performance. The Awards are made each year by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions. The awards are split into two categories; Trade and Innovation. To date, Focusrite has been awarded two for each category.

Header Image: Abigail Barlow performing during her recent Scarlett Sessions live-stream.