Chris Rayner, Marketing Manager at RWS comments on the day.

The visit to RWS Group by HRH The Duke of Gloucester to present with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015 was a resounding success and a memorable day for everyone.

It was particularly gratifying that The Duke made time in a busy schedule to chat to a number of people during his tour of the offices, making unscheduled stops as he walked round.  He was introduced to some of the translators and checkers and showed a keen interest in their work, asking questions about the process.   

The Duke presented the award to Andrew Brode, the Chairman of RWS Group who praised staff for their commitment.  We were delighted that the Duke chose to say a few words during the ceremony, commenting that we ‘must have got the hang of it by now’ as he congratulated us for winning The Queen’s Award for the 5th time.   As the Duke was leaving he stopped for several minutes to talk to many of the staff who had gathered for the ceremony.

All in all it was a very exciting and successful day which made the organising so worthwhile.