Award-win­ning day for com­pany

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

COUN­CIL dig­ni­taries wel­comed a royal visi­tor to Bucks as His Royal High­ness the Duke of Glouces­ter took part in an awards cer­e­mony.

RWS Group, based at Chiltern Park, in Chal­font St Peter, were pre­sented with the Queen’s Award for En­ter­prise for the fifth time.

The Duke was ac­com­pa­nied by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord-Lieu­tenant of Buck­ing­hamshire; Francesca Skel­ton, High Sher­iff of Buck­ing­hamshire; Mimi Harker, chair­man of Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil; and Va­lerie Letheren, vice-chair­man of Buck­ing­hamshire County Coun­cil.

The Royal party was greeted by An­drew Brode, chair­man of the busi­ness and Charles Sitch, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the UK Trans­la­tion Di­vi­sion.

The visi­tors were es­corted on a tour of the of­fices where they met mem­bers of the trans­la­tion staff and di­rec­tors of the com­pany.

Fol­low­ing the tour, HRH pre­sented the award dur­ing a short cer­e­mony at­tended by RWS staff.

Sir Henry read the ci­ta­tion be­fore the Duke pre­sented Mr Brode with the award and a cer­tifi­cate.

Chris Rayner, head of

PRE­SEN­TA­TION: HRH, the Duke of Glouces­ter, at­tended an awards cer­e­mony at RWS Group, in Chal­font St Peter group mar­ket­ing at RWS, said: “The visit to RWS Group by HRH The Duke of Glouces­ter, to present The Queen’s Award for En­ter­prise: In­ter­na­tional Trade 2015, was a re­sound­ing suc­cess and a mem­o­rable day for ev­ery­one.

She added: “We were de­lighted the Duke chose to say a few words dur­ing the cer­e­mony, com­ment­ing that we ‘must have got the hang of it by now’ as he con­grat­u­lated us for win­ning The Queen’s Award for the fifth time.”

The busi­ness re­ceived the award the for In­ter­na­tional Trade, which is the UK’s high­est ac­co­lade for busi­ness suc­cess in recog­ni­tion of achiev­ing con­tin­u­ous growth and com­mer­cial suc­cess.

The awards are made an­nu­ally by the Queen and are only given for the high­est lev­els of ex­cel­lence. Ap­prox­i­mately 160 Queen’s Awards have been an­nounced this year, for out­stand­ing busi­ness achieve­ment in the fields of in­ter­na­tional trade, in­no­va­tion and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

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