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Ancon visits Buckingham Palace to celebrate Queen’s Award


Construction  fixings specialist, ANCON, has been honoured at a royal reception at Buckingham  Palace in celebration of its achievement in winning the 2012 Queen’s Award for  Enterprise in Innovation.

At the  invitation of Her Majesty The Queen, Ancon Managing Director, Stuart Maxwell,  and Marketing Manager, Annabelle Wilson, attended the special Champagne  reception on 13th November in the glorious surroundings of the  Palace Ballroom, where they were joined by representatives of the other 2012  award-winning companies.

The prestigious  event was hosted by HM The Queen and HRH  The Duke of Edinburgh, along with HRH The Earl of Wessex and HRH Prince Michael  of Kent, underlining the importance attached to a Queen’s Award which celebrates  outstanding achievement by UK businesses.

Ancon won the  coveted award for its ground-breaking Lockable Dowel, an innovative component that  has changed the way in which many concrete buildings are now constructed –  simplifying design, improving safety and reducing build times and costs.

The Award was  officially presented to Ancon in October by the Lord Lieutenant of South  Yorkshire, Mr David Moody, and the Palace reception gave Her Majesty the  opportunity to meet and congratulate all of the winning companies at first  hand.

Speaking  following the reception, Stuart Maxwell said “It was a real honour to be  invited to Buckingham Palace to meet The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, who  was particularly impressed with the way Ancon has used new products to expand  into overseas markets.”   “Standing in  the Palace ballroom as an invited guest of our Royal family, alongside fellow  representatives of the UK’s most successful companies, was a very proud moment  indeed. A Queen’s Award is the highest corporate accolade there is, and  confirms Ancon is a world-class business.”

Annabelle  Wilson also welcomed the rare opportunity to attend a Royal reception and said  “It was a great personal privilege to represent all Ancon employees at this  event, held amid the splendour of Buckingham Palace and hosted by The Queen in  her Diamond Jubilee year. It was a truly amazing and unforgettable experience.”

“A  Queen’s Award recognises outstanding achievement and corporate excellence. It is  a fitting reward for Ancon’s continuous long-term investment in Innovation and  Business Improvement programmes.”

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