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GeoAcoustics receives first ever King’s Award for Enterprise

Great Yarmouth, UK: GeoAcoustics Ltd, a manufacturer of hydroacoustic technology for commercial and scientific applications has been honoured with the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade. The established supplier to the global subsea sector is one of 148 organisations in the UK to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. Award winners were announced on Friday 21 April, with GeoAcoustics Ltd selected for the International Trade category based on six years of continuous growth outside of the UK.

“We’re proud to receive such a prestigious award in reflection of our international business performance,” said Richard Dowdeswell, General Manager, GeoAcoustics Ltd. “The award reflects the skills and dedication of every member of the team here in Great Yarmouth as well as the commitment and professionalism we experience with more than 50 channel partners serving seventy countries. I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone for all the hard work that continues to deliver success on the international stage.”

The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the new name reflects His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 57th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years. His Majesty The King personally approves the award recipients.

Employing 22 people, GeoAcoustics Ltd opened for business as ORE Ltd in 1978 as a research equipment supplier, and today is recognised as a leading technology manufacturer in the fields of Bathymetric Sonars, Sub-Bottom Profilers and Side Scan Sonars. GeoAcoustics products are used by marine surveying and engineering professionals globally to acquire high quality underwater data for applications including climate change research, search and rescue, seafloor mapping, dredging and underwater construction.



Saul Trewern

Oceanspace Communications

Tel: 07312 105130


The King’s Award for Enterprise emblem
The King’s Award for Enterprise emblem

About GeoAcoustics Ltd

GeoAcoustics Ltd delivers innovative, field-proven technologies for customers working in the inland waterway and marine hydrographic surveying, dredging and marine-research fields. Headquartered in Great Yarmouth, UK, with a global presence through a network of channel partners, the company specialises in the design, development, manufacture, and commissioning of advanced side scan, bathymetry, and sub-bottom profiling sonar-systems.

GeoAcoustics Ltd has been a partner for the offshore energy, subsea, and marine survey sectors since 1978 and has had two different corporate owners in this time. The company returned to independent ownership in December 2019, and continues to develop innovative products, like sonar technology that is capable of outperforming multibeam echo sounders and AI systems that unlock IHO S-44 standard marine data in real time.

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