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Showering manufacturer Roman has been presented the Queens Award for international trade at a ceremony held at its headquarters, by the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham.
Sue Snowdon, the Lord Lieutenant, was welcomed by managing director David Osborne and was given a tour of the showroom and the manufacturing facility.
Roman was honoured with the Queens Award for International Trade as the company had shown a “substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12 month periods.”
The presentation is made on the advice of the Prime Minister after the examination of applications by an Advisory Committee composed of individuals from industry, commerce, trade unions and government. It is then conferred by her Majesty the Queen.
As part of the Queens Award, Roman was invited by the Queen to attend a winner’s celebratory evening held at Buckingham Palace with the Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Wessex, Countess of Wessex, Princess Royal and Duke of Kent.
David Osborne commented: “Our sustained investment, patience and belief over the last 10 years in developing our international markets has proved a great success and for this to be recognised in such a way is a very proud achievement.
“We have developed unique capabilities which have in turn created so many opportunities with major international hotel groups. “We are thrilled to celebrate this fantastic achievement with all staff as everyone has played their part in winning the award.”