7th February 2017 | Royal Visits to Surrey

HRH The Duke of Kent visits Sesame Access Systems Limited celebrating winning Queens Award

HRH The Duke of Kent visited Sesame Access Systems Limited to celebrate the West Byfleet company winning The Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016. Sesame Access, which designs bespoke wheelchair lifts and access solutions, was founded in 1996 by hydraulic engineer and inventor, Charlie Lyons. When his son Steven finished university, father and son built early prototypes and improved the technology. Over the years, Sesame’s technology and innovation has developed into a world-class product, with installations in the Sydney Opera House, Qatar, Germany, France and the USA – overall, some 200 premises across the world, particularly London. The Duke’s visit also included a live link-up to Sesame’s international design team, who explained how the lifts are designed, innovated and tested using the latest cloud technology.

Steven Lyons, Management Director of Sesame Access said: “The Duke was very interested in our technology and engineering, and how Sesame is pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of disabled accessibility. The Duke was also very supportive of our International Trade achievements, flying the flag for British innovation and Engineering across the world.”


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