Two South Ayrshire businesses have been celebrated in the second year of The King’s Awards for Enterprise .

A total of 13 Scottish businesses received The King’s Awards for Enterprise - the UK’s most prestigious business awards.

The awards, now in their 58th year, are awarded for outstanding achievement in innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

JST Services, based in Ayr, have been celebrated in the Innovation category.

The logistics company is active in the port services sector, providing operations throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company is particularly active in delivering asset-based logistic solutions to the forest sector.

JST’s innovative mobile Floating Piers have made it possible for large capacity cargo ships to berth directly adjacent to remote forests.

The piers are part of the broader drive towards net zero, with each cargo ship loaded at one of the piers removing some 200 HGV truck journeys from Scotland’s rural roads.

Richard Jennings, managing director of JST Services Group, said: “As a service business, receiving the Kings Award for Innovation is an absolute honour for the company and a huge testament to our employees, partners and customers.”

Prestwick company Rohr Aero Services have also been celebrated in the International Trade category.

The company, based at Prestwick Aerospace Park, are involved in the manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery.

This article originally appeared in our sister title, the Ayr Advertiser.