Queen's Award for Enterprise Presentation
Friday the 6th of September 2013 was a very special day for everyone at Stage One as the whole company downed tools for the very special, formal presentation of our Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Queen’s representative, The Lord Crathorne KCVO, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.
The award was made in recognition of ten years’ continuous innovation in finding ways to realise the creative visions of our clients in the events, theatre and architecture industries, across the globe. The formal presentation of the Award took place at our world-leading manufacturing centre in Tockwith, North Yorkshire in front of employees, clients and press. On arrival, Lord Crathorne was taken on a tour of our workshops, including a close look at the complex base of the Olympic cauldron before it moves to its new home at the Museum of London.
As we are renowned for putting on a good show, we constructed a special ‘Queen’s Award’ set for the presentation, during which the citation was read and Lord Crathorne presented Directors, Mark Johnson, Jim Tinsley and Simon Wood with the crystal rose bowl. Afterwards, we had the honour of watching Lord Crathorne cut our specially made cake with his sword, before delicious canapés and drinks were served to the VIPs, guests and Stage One staff.