Stoke & Staffordshire

Duke of Gloucester presents JCB with Queen's Award

The Duke of Gloucester has presented Staffordshire firm JCB with a Queen's Award honouring innovation.

The digger company said it won the award for a system called Torquelock, which cuts fuel consumption on backhoe loaders.

It was presented in a ceremony attended by hundreds of workers at JCB's World HQ at Rocester.

The duke, who is first cousin to the Queen, is associated with more than 150 charities and organisations.

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