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A special presentation ceremony for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

20 Apr, 2017
A special presentation ceremony for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise

On Tuesday 18th April we were delighted to be presented with our Queen's Award for International Trade at an official ceremony held at Brighton's Royal Pavilion.

We were joined by the Queen's Lord Lieutenant, who presented us with the award, as well as the Mayor of Brighton and Hove, the High Sheriff of East Sussex, and some of our longest standing professional partners.

The Queen's Lord Lieutenant presenting the Queen's Award to Kings Director Nigel Pamplin

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise have been operating in various forms since 1966, developing over the years into the current format, which comprises three categories of Award for companies — outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. In spring 2016 we were delighted to learn that we had been conferred within the category of International Trade, in recognition of our outstanding track record of success over the past five or more years.

In his speech, the Queen's Lord Lieutenant congratulated us on our achievements in international trade, and in particular, our success in helping so many students around the world become proficient in the English language. Education is one of the UK's most valuable and respected exports - and our international students leave us with lifelong affiliations and empathy for our country and its place in the world.

It was a special and proud occasion for all who attended, and as Director Andrew Green commented:

"In this, Kings' 60th anniversary year, we are honoured and proud to receive such a prestigious award from Her Majesty's personal representative. This award is for all Kings' staff and the values we all share. At its core our organisation is built on a desire to transform and enrich the lives, experiences and opportunities of young people from all over the world.

And for the past six decades we have collectively only been able to succeed in this objective when every colleague at every level fulfils their own role. So today, all Kings' staff, past and present, share in this award."

Find out more about the Queen's Award for Enterprise

Attendees of the awards ceremony outside the Royal Pavilion, Brighton