The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2014 Ceremony
Tuesday July 8, 2014
After the honour of being awarded the ‘Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: 2014’, the highest accolade for business success, in the later part of April this year; The Queen’s Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Lady Gretton paid the Green 4 Solutions head office in Lutterworth a visit this Tuesday (8th July) to officially present the award.
Shortly after the ceremonial ribbon cutting to officially unveil Green 4’s new software development office, Lady Gretton delivered a formal presentation of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, where Green 4 Director, Peter Oliver, was presented with the crystal chalice and scroll.
The award was received for International Trade in recognition of achieving continued growth, both in the UK and globally. Whilst delivering on and exceeding expectations for our clients within the sports and leisure industries, we have also enabled them to save expenditure and increase income in the process.
Peter Oliver said “What delights me more than anything is that the vast majority of the staff that began this journey with us in 2006 are still with us, and have thrived in a challenging yet exciting working environment.”
“We took a decision some time ago to recruit junior staff directly from University or through Apprenticeship Schemes wherever we could, and this has paid huge dividends with a motivated, hardworking and loyal team.”
Being bestowed with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise gives Green 4 the use of the Queen’s Award emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of 5 years as a spectacle of their quality and success.
Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock said: "The Queen's Awards are a prestigious honour for a company to receive and the extent of this year's winners shows what an enterprising nation we are.
"The fact that small businesses can share these honours with large household names illustrates that they are the backbone of our economy and deserve to be recognised as such. I would encourage every UK business to consider entering next year's historic 50th year."
Read more on the Queen’s Awards here.