Staff meet the Queen

ENTERPRISING staff from a Belper firm have attended a reception at Buckingham Palace as the company was a winner of the coveted Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2011.

Representatives from The UK Carbon & Graphite Co Ltd met the Queen and other members of the Royal Family – and described it as the ultimate recognition of their commitment to enterprise and innovation.

The company, based on Strutt Street, manufactures carbon and graphite components. It won an International Trade Award for increasing its earnings by 134 per cent over three years, and selling virtually all of its production to a wide spread of markets overseas. The awards are highly prized.