RSC attends Buckingham Palace celebration for Queen's Award

23 July 2013

Senior representatives from the Royal Society of Chemistry will today attend celebrations at Buckingham Palace and the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills to mark the award of the society's 2013 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The society won the UK's highest accolade for business success in the International Trade category, for its sustained and impressive international growth in scientific publishing.

Chief executive Dr Robert Parker was presented with a crystal glass commemorative chalice and a ceremonial Grant of Appointment at a celebration at the society's headquarters at Thomas Graham House in Cambridge last week. The presentation was made on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Hugh Duberly CBE. The award ceremony was also attended by local dignitaries, including the Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Paul Sanders, and Master of Trinity College Cambridge, Sir Greg Winter. 

The Royal Society of Chemistry's success will be recognisable by the Queen's Award emblem, which flies on flags at the society's UK offices at Thomas Graham House and Burlington House in London, and can be used on its products and materials for five years. 

Dr Parker said: "We're honoured to have the hard work of our employees and members recognised with The Queen's Award.

"The award recognises our growth strategies - which have led to an increase in overseas earnings of 45% over the last six years - our successful products, and our incredible customer relationships that we have built up as the world's leading chemistry community."

"For the next five years, we can display with pride yet more evidence of our international success."

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