(PRWEB) September 02, 2013
EPI Group (http://www.epi.co.uk) were proud to be invited to Buckingham Palace this summer to meet the Queen at an event that celebrated business innovation in the UK.
- Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2013 were held at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, July 23rd 2013.
- EPI Group's Jenny Goddard (Joint Chairman) and Deon Smook (Financial Controller) attended.
- Event marks the pinnacle of 26 years' company experience for EPI Group.
The Queen's Awards for Enterprise recognise excellence in business and innovation throughout the UK, and in 2013 EPI Group were delighted to be awarded the accolade for Enterprise in International Trade.
Successes that helped EPI to secure this - the highest accolade available in the UK for business excellence - come not only from the company's operations in 2013, but also its entire 26-year history, including the past six years of achievement in its targeted growth rate.
The recognition sits alongside existing industry accreditation held by EPI, including commitments to the ISO 9001 Quality Management and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management industry standards.
As part of the awards process, EPI Group's joint chairman Jenny Goddard and financial controller Deon Smook attended a reception at Buckingham Palace, where winners were presented with crystal chalices.
Two representatives of each attending company were presented to the Queen personally, and several members of the Royal Family were also in attendance for the champagne reception that followed.
Edward Bowen, HSSE Director at EPI Group, says: "Our 26 years of company history - and the past six years in particular - have written a story of success that all at EPI Group can be proud of.
"There is no higher honour for a British business than to be granted a Queen's Award for Enterprise, and we are delighted that Jenny and Deon were able to visit Buckingham Palace in order to receive this accolade personally."
Edward formerly served with the Queen as his Commander-in-Chief, as he undertook several deployments with the Territorial Army before joining EPI Group, including supporting 16 Air Assault Brigade during the Iraq conflict in 2003.
Ten years on, EPI Group are delighted to once again have a link with the monarch - this time as a form of recognition for excellence in business not only within the UK's borders, but internationally.
About EPI Group
EPI Group provides quality control consultancy services to the energy sector, including technical audits and processing of seismic data often delivered at short notice.