Lulu Group’s Yousuf Ali is hon­oured with Queen’s Award

Award is an­nounced ev­ery year on the Birth­day of Queen El­iz­a­beth II

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The chair­man of Lulu Group has been be­stowed with this year’s Queen’s Award for his con­tri­bu­tion to boost­ing in­ter­na­tional trade. Lord Lieu­tenant John Crab­tree, the Queen’s spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive, pre­sented the award to Yousuf Ali M.A. dur­ing a cer­e­mony at Birm­ing­ham Coun­cil House. Later in the day Queen El­iz­a­beth II hosted a royal re­cep­tion for the win­ners at Buck­ing­ham Palace and had close in­ter­ac­tion with the cho­sen few award win­ners.

The Queen’s Award is an­nounced ev­ery year on the birth­day of the Queen and is awarded for mer­i­to­ri­ous con­tri­bu­tion in the fields of in­no­va­tion, in­ter­na­tional trade and em­ploy­ment gen­er­a­tion which re­sults in tan­gi­ble growth of the UK’s econ­omy. The award cer­e­mony was at­tended by Anne Un­der­wood, Lord Mayor of Birm­ing­ham, Chris­tine Hamil­ton, Un­der Sec­re­tary of Trade, Khalid Mehmood MP, and a host of prom­i­nent busi­ness­men and trade of­fi­cials. Elab­o­rat­ing about the award, John Crab­tree said, “Y In­ter­na­tional UK Pvt Ltd, part of Lulu Group, has played a tremen­dous role in fur­ther boost­ing UK’s po­si­tion as an in­vestor friendly des­ti­na­tion.

“They have not only opened up a huge mar­ket for Bri­tish prod­ucts world­wide through their op­er­a­tions here, but also have con­trib­uted sig­nif­i­cantly to pro­vid­ing job and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.”

Queen El­iz­a­beth II meets Yousuf Ali M.A. from Y In­ter­na­tional (UK) Ltd, dur­ing a re­cep­tion for win­ners of the Queen’s Awards for En­ter­prise, at Buck­ing­ham Palace. The award cer­e­mony was at­tended by Anne Un­der­wood, Lord Mayor of Birm­ing­ham, and other...

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