On 5th November, we received a welcome parcel. It contained our Queen’s Award trophy, and a certificate signed by both the Prime Minister and Her Majesty the Queen.
With the trophy came a kind letter from Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire who, if had not been for the Covid-19 pandemic, would have made the presentation in person.
His letter said:
“As her Majesty the Queen’s representative in Lancashire, I am writing to congratulate you and all at Simply Doughnuts Limited on the splendid achievement of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020.
“I am very sorry that the Covid-19 pandemic and restrictions prevent me from visiting your company and presenting this award to you in person at the present time. If and when circumstances allow, I would hope to be able to visit at some future date.
“Please convey my congratulations to each and every person working for the company.”
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy originally announced the winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise on 21st April 2020. Simply Doughnuts won its award under the category of Innovation.