Expert Market's CEO, Titus Sharpe, met the Queen yesterday at Buckingham Palace, London.
He and fellow co-founder of Expert Market, Jules Hopkinson, attended an awards ceremony at the palace on July 14. They were there after Expert Market’s parent company MVF scooped a Queen’s award for Enterprise earlier this year.
To qualify for the award MVF had to demonstrate a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods.
Expert Market Brand Manager Ian Wright said: “This is a huge honour for us, we are really thrilled to be a part of MVF attaining the Queen's award."
On Thursday July 17 Camden's Representative Deputy Lieutenant Sir Ian Johnston, The Mayor of Camden Councillor Lazzaro Pietragnoli and Dianne Hayter, Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town, will visit Expert Market’s head office in Kentish Town, North West London for another award ceremony and summer cocktail party.
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are part of an awards programme for British businesses and organizations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development and are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.
The scheme was established as The Queen's Award to Industry by a royal warrant on November 30th, 1965, and individual categories have been known in the past as The Queen's Awards for Export, Export Achievement, Technology, Technological Achievement and Environmental Achievement. The scheme also includes an award for individuals, The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.
The awards are conferred by the reigning British monarch on his or her birthday every year, which is April 21st for Her Majesty Elizabeth II.