Professor Garik Markarian from the School of Computing and Communications has been to Buckingham Palace for a reception with Her Majesty the Queen.
The reception was for winners of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2013.
Professor Markarian is Chief Executive of Rinicom Limited, a communications technology company with close links to Lancaster University. Rinicom was awarded the prize for International Trade, announced on the Queen's birthday this year (21st April).
Following the announcement of the award, Professor Markarian said, "Winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise is a fantastic achievement for us and clearly demonstrates the international demand for cutting-edge technology.
"Strong links with Lancaster University and our investment in R&D has enabled Rinicom to maintain its competitive advantage and continuously innovate, enabling us to develop a full range of world class IP MESH COFDM systems. This has resulted in continuous export growth of over 30% per annum by revenue."