Memorable Celebration Marks Queen's Award

Friday, 6 November 2015

The NEBOSH car park in Leicester was transformed into a scene from the Arabian Nights to celebrate winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise earlier this year.

A Middle Eastern themed marquee lit up with Moroccan lanterns and filled with Persian rugs and palm trees created the ideal backdrop for the celebration. Perfectly in keeping with NEBOSH’s international trade success!

Gabhru Panjab de, one of the UK’s best Bhangra dance groups, entertained guests with their mix of music and dance. Cocktails and canapés reflecting the global theme were enjoyed by all.

Amongst a prestigious guest list were Judith Hackitt CBE, Chair of the HSE and Eddie Morland Chief Executive from the Health and Safety Laboratory who mingled with NEBOSH staff and trustees.

Her Majesty the Queen’s representative for Leicestershire, the Lord Lieutenant Lady Gretton presented the award on stage to NEBOSH Chief Executive Teresa Budworth. She said “It is organisations like NEBOSH who give the United Kingdom its excellent reputation overseas, and for this it is right that we now recognise and celebrate that achievement.”

NEBOSH International Manager Stuart Naylor, who has flown the flag for NEBOSH overseas for the last eight years, raised the Queens Award flag for the first time. This visible sign of the achievement will fly outside NEBOSH’s offices until 2019.

Speaking at the event, NEBOSH Chair Sir Bill Callaghan commented that “We are very proud of our achievements as a team, and the contribution we have made to Britain’s international success. We are most proud though of the impact our work is having; helping to save lives and protecting others from life changing injuries and ill health around the world.”