The Queen's Awards Magazine 2018

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Group Chief Executive: Allen Gibbons CEO: Richard Stoppard Winners’ Co-ordinator: Anne Smith


Production: Ian Blaza Editorial: Emma Dahm Marketing: Emma Calland /

To the publication showcasing the winners of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2018

Catherine Williams

Finance: Mandy Pratley

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Magazine would like to thank The Queen’s Awards Office, all of the 2018 Award winners, and the winners of previous years who have so kindly given their assistance in the preparation of this edition. The publisher is also most grateful for the contributions from: Theresa May, Prime Minister and Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England

04  Letters of acknowledgement for the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 08 Tea and coffee: a journey to sustainability 12 About the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 13 Distribution of Queen’s Awards’ winners 14 The benefits of winning... A Queen’s Award for Enterprise 16 Awards reception for 2017 winners 18 Case study: Fairfax Saddles Ltd

21 International Trade category award winners 69 Innovation category award winners 95 Sustainable Development category award winners 105 Promoting Opportunity (Through Social Mobility) category award winners 109 Award holders 2014-2017 129 Index of contributors

ISSN 2041 9783 2018 © Nexus Business Media

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Queen’s Awards Magazine 2018


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