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snafu21 04-27-10 12:39 PM

Brompton honoured by Queen
 
"Brompton Bicycle Ltd has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in both the Innovation and International Trade categories.

The award in the Innovation category was made in recognition of the continued improvements in the design and manufacture of the Brompton folding bike. The award in the International Trade category is Brompton’s second such award, having been first awarded it in 1995."

Read more: http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/gear-ne...#ixzz0mKLkDDNi

Bubba Zanetti 04-27-10 06:35 PM

Great little bikes for sure!

kamtsa 04-27-10 09:59 PM

From the article:

"The award this year recognises the consistent increases in export revenues over the past six years which has led to the creation of over 60 jobs and accounting for two-thirds of Brompton’s production output."

Hmm, the queen is impressed by a business that creates 60 jobs in 6 years. Must be tough economy over there.

snafu21 04-28-10 12:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kamtsa (Post 10734030)
From the article:

"The award this year recognises the consistent increases in export revenues over the past six years which has led to the creation of over 60 jobs and accounting for two-thirds of Brompton’s production output."

Hmm, the queen is impressed by a business that creates 60 jobs in 6 years. Must be tough economy over there.

It's not so much an economy, as a country teetering on recession. However, it's not the creation of 60 jobs which is being noted, the Queens Award in this case is for technical innovation, and increases in exports, neither of which may be disparaged. :-)

Her Maj traditionally gives the award to smaller enterprises, often with fewer than 200 employees. Thus the percentage increase in employees is considered notable.


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