The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland featured QHI Group - Exertherm in their December round-up of companies celebrated in 2021 for the hard work and achievements of influential leaders. On August 31, 2021, QHi Group founder and chairman Ross Kennedy was presented with the award and Charter document signed by Her Majesty the Queen, by the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
A beaming Kennedy commented: “This award is a significant recognition that when you combine the exceptional product with exceptional people you can achieve a truly great result. "I’m very fortunate to lead such a great dedicated team of people who consistently perform above and beyond ‘normal’ levels, so a big thank you must go to all our Exertherm ‘family’ of people around the world." The Leaders Council reported that despite the ongoing challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 has seen QHi Group consolidate its success of the previous year. Alongside the 2020 Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the firm's 2021 highlights included making major ripples in the American market with the awarding of the US patent for one of its products. QHi Group’s Exetherm thermal monitoring systems for switchgear, Motor Control Center [MCC], and transformers are successfully deployed world-wide, providing Opex cost savings, increased uptime, and increased safety, and are recognised as the best-in-class technology solution. Over 2021, Exetherm’s reputation has risen within the global market, after being granted the US patent for its Low Voltage [LV] MCC thermal monitoring solution back in June. The very same product, known in full as the 'Exertherm® 24x7 MCC Thermal Condition Monitoring Solution' was also declared winner of the 2021 Power Systems and Products Top Tier Product Award by American publication, Mission Critical Magazine which covers every aspect of the global data center industry — from the IT, power, and cooling equipment found inside data centers to innovation that takes place outside of them.