Children’s car seat firm duo meet Prince Charles - The Evesham Observer

Children’s car seat firm duo meet Prince Charles

Evesham Editorial 8th Jul, 2019   0

THE FOUNDER of a Vale company based near Pershore had a royal engagement to remember when they were guests of Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace in celebration of their Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 for International Trade.

JMDA Design founders and directors Derrick Barker and Cherril Barker marked the once in a lifetime occasion when all 201 winners of this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 were invited to a champagne reception on June 11.

The event was hosted by the Royal Family in recognition of the business brains outstanding achievement to industry.

JMDA Design have built a reputation for designing children’s car seats and increasing road safety through innovative design has seen the Furze Hill firm record impressive growth over the last three years.

They announced in April they were winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2019 for International Trade, were invited to Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty the Queen as part of the award celebrations, for the Royal Family to personally congratulate this years’ winners.

Mrs Barker, marketing and finance director at JMDA Design, said: “From the moment we entered Buckingham Palace, we felt so privileged not only to be in the company of the Royal Family, but also to be gathered with the other Queen’s Award Winners.

“Meeting HRH Prince Charles and talking briefly of our achievement, surrounded by the grandeur and opulence of the palace was a wonderful experience and a night we will never forget”.

Winning a Queen’s Award for International Trade 2019 is the pinnacle of the last 28 years of innovative product design, with more than 95 car seats having been designed by JMDA to date.

Next month JMDA Design will host a reception, in which the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire will formally confer the award by a Grant of Appointment, which will be symbolised by the presentation of a commemorative trophy.


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