The engineering specialist LB Bentley Ltd was awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2022.

The award recognises the British manufacturer’s three-year trajectory of continuous growth in overseas sales between 2018 and 2020, with significant growth in international trade. 

On Thursday 26th January 2023, LB Bentley was delighted to be presented The Queen’s Award at our facility in Stroud, Gloucestershire.  The award was presented to Rhys Jones, President of LB Bentley Ltd, and Perttu Louhiluoto, CEO of Severn Group, by Edward Gillespie OBE, the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, and Andy Hodson, Deputy Lieutenant.


Divisional President LB Bentley Rhys Jones said “This award is a direct result of the dedication the entire LB Bentley team place on customer satisfaction and delivering value to our global customer base, due to this our customers return to us year on year with larger and more complex challenges.” 

He added, that “The greatest challenge now lies ahead, and our strategic focus is to develop the product range to fit within other areas of the energy industry and affiliated industries, such as the subsea renewable energy markets, clean power generation and carbon capture. With years of expertise and a focus on research & development LB Bentley are looking to deliver solutions to support the ‘future of energy’, it will be more complex and diverse, and this suits us very well.”

Perttu Louhiluoto, CEO of Severn Group said “I would like to congratulate the team at LB Bentley for winning such a prestigious award. The continued hard work and dedication of our people teamed with our world-class products and services makes us the leading valve specialist for critical service and demanding applications.”


LB Bentley has 133 employees and is part of Severn Group a family of complementary specialist, high-end engineering and manufacturing companies who are a leading global force in the Energy and Industrials market with the ability to understand the requirements to export and operate in a global business arena, a very important factor for the growth of existing and emerging markets.

Additional Information:

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise celebrate outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. They are awarded annually by HM The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister. He is assisted by an advisory committee that includes representatives of government, industry and commerce and trade unions. More details are available at


Severn is the leading valve specialist for critical service and demanding applications. The group of high-end valve engineering and manufacturing companies include Severn Glocon, LB Bentley and ValvTechnologies, who represent a leading global force in the energy and industrial valve markets. Severn is the home of the world’s most respected, reliable, and sought-after valve and valve engineering companies, supporting public and private organisations worldwide as they deliver the goods, infrastructure, and services we all depend on.

LB Bentley:

Part of Severn, LB Bentley, a specialist business known for its history of innovation, has for decades been established as a manufacturer of bespoke engineered products capable of deployment in the most extreme environments. LB Bentley’s design and manufacture of specialist small bore subsea valves, used for chemical injection applications on XMT’s and manifolds in subsea systems, have field proven success by pioneering metal-to-metal sealing technology and are known for their reliability and compact design. With its medium & high pressure filter and desiccant dryer units LB Bentley also delivers a high level of customised engineering combined with highly skilled small batch manufacture eliminating the risk of obsolescence, providing long in-life service.


Natalie Clarke
Group Communications Manager
01484 726335

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