Following the granting to PSD of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, International Trade 2009, Colin Pigott and Adam Beeby attended an evening reception for about 300 guests at Buckingham Palace on the 13th July 2009 where they were introduced to Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip in the White Drawing Room. After the introduction guests were served drinks and canapés by male and female footmen in the adjacent rooms, some with views over the gardens and others containing wonderful works of art including paintings by Rembrandt.
Prince Philip moved amongst the guests and Colin had the opportunity to talk with him for several minutes during which time Colin explained that PSD designs and manufactures their equipment in Lancashire and then carries out the recycling of contaminated or waste materials on a worldwide basis. The Prince joked that it was a delight to hear of a UK company that manufactured heavy plant for their own use in Britain and was very complimentary about our work in helping to preserve the environment.
This was Adam’s first visit to Buckingham Palace and he was able to look at many of the pictures and clocks in addition to the wonderful decoration of the palace. He also spoke to several of the other guests who represented a wide variety of businesses, including financial services, transport, fashion, manufacturing and IT, but no other companies that clean mud and tunnelling slurry!
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious awards for Business performance and PSD received theirs in the category of International Trade and although only two representatives of the company could attend this evening reception at Buckingham Palace all of our staff and many of our suppliers are aware of the honour of receiving such an invitation and share in the pleasure and pride that this and the Queen’s Award represent.