Addmaster (UK) Ltd’s managing director Paul Morris attended a recent function at Buckingham Palace as a winner of a 2011 Queens Award for Enterprise.
At the reception, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh greeted guests in the State Rooms, which form the nucleus of the working Palace and are used regularly by The Queen and members of the Royal Family for official and State entertaining.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Each year Her Majesty The Queen makes the Awards on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions. They are announced annually on 21st April, The Queen’s Birthday.
“It was an amazing experience to meet the Queen and Prince Phillip which really reinforced how much Addmaster had grown in only 11 years,” said Morris.
Also in attendance were the Duke of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent and other dignitaries such as Vince Cable, the Government’s Business Secretary as well as leaders of UK business.
“In my rough estimation there was in excess of £50 billion pounds of UK enterprise at the event which shows just how important the Queens Awards’ recognition is to UK companies.”
Addmaster was a Queens Award recipient after showing strong export growth in its Biomaster antimicrobial products, which are now seen as a market leader in its field and sold throughout its worldwide distributor network.