Award-winning day for company
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.