White Brothers welcomed the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, Mr John Harwood, to their offices in Witney.   The Lord Lieutenant formally presented White Brothers with their Queen’s Award for Enterprise that was announced in April as part of the Queen’s birthday.

Bruce Rolls receiving the Queen's Award crystal bowl from the Lord Lieutenant
Bruce Rolls receiving the Queen’s Award crystal bowl from the Lord Lieutenant
Matthew Keates and Bruce Rolls with the Lord Lieutenant
Matthew Keates and Bruce Rolls with the Lord Lieutenant

During the visit the Lord Lieutenant was given an overview of the business by company directors Matthew Keates and Bruce Rolls, as well as seeing first hand how the business processes and supplies products to the charity retail sector.

A number of customers from Sense, Salvation Army, St Margarets Hospice, Woking Hospice, Age Concern Woking & Berkshire East and Tenovus also attended the presentation.  It was a chance for White Brothers to recognize their continued support to strengthen the commercial and operational efficiency of White Brothers unique supply model designed specifically for the charity retail sector – the prime reason why White Brothers were selected to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

White Brother customers with the Lord Lieutenant, Matthew Keates and Bruce Rolls
White Brother customers with the Lord Lieutenant, Matthew Keates and Bruce Rolls

The Lord Lieutenant recognized the unique service White Brothers offers its charity customers to supply new products to over 40% of the UK’s charity retail stores. He was impressed with how customer focused the team is to deliver a new revenue stream for charities.  He recognized the Queens Award for Enterprise is the highest accolade available to UK businesses and appreciated why White Brothers were one of 94 companies nationwide to receive the award in the category of innovation.

White Brothers team being recognised by the Lord Lieutenant
White Brothers team being recognised by the Lord Lieutenant