For the second time, the Queen has given us the UK’s highest official award for business

Buckingham Palace
We have been invited for a second time to a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace to receive the UK’s highest award for business.
We are thrilled to have received the UK’s highest award for business, for the second time. Our founders have been invited to Buckingham Palace for a Royal reception.

Two years ago, we received the Queen’s Award for Innovation. This time, we received it in recognition of our achievements in International Trade, for “Measurably growing the world’s leading web companies by redesigning their websites using a customer-centric methodology.”

We love the international nature of our work, and how it has exposed us to so many great people and experiences. And we are thrilled to have helped to grow businesses in 40 countries in 11 languages, with our team members based around the world.

Here’s the email we received:

Screenshot of the email announcing that Conversion Rate Experts has won a Queen’s Award

Thank you to our clients—and team members—for making it possible.

The reception at Buckingham Palace

Our company was represented at Buckingham Palace by our founders, Ben Jesson and Dr Karl Blanks. They entered the palace via the iconic route used for royal weddings and state events: through the main gates, past The Queen’s guards, through the palace’s central archway, and then onto the red carpet of the Grand Entrance.

Our founders Karl and Ben in Buckingham Palace.
Our founders spent an evening at Buckingham Palace to celebrate winning our Queen’s Award.
Guests arriving at the reception.
The event was held in Buckingham Palace’s State Rooms, where The Queen entertains international dignitaries.

A visit from The Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant

Soon after, The Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant visited our offices. He presented us with our commemorative crystal and certificate, and he raised the royal flag.

The day was planned to coincide with our company get-together. It was a great occasion for our team members.

Here are some photos from the day:

The presentation of the Queen’s Award for International Trade
On the lawn outside of our offices, The Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant raised the royal flag and presented the certificate and royal crystal bowl.
Our Queen’s Award certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen
Our Queen’s Award certificate, which is signed by Her Majesty The Queen.
Our team with the dignitaries
Our team with the dignitaries.
The royal crystal and certificate, which now has pride of place in our offices.
The royal crystal and certificate, which now have pride of place in our offices.
The Sheriff
The High Sheriff with his sword.
After the ceremony, everyone mingled in the gardens with tea and cake.
After the ceremony, everyone mingled in the gardens with tea and cake.
After the ceremony, everyone mingled in the gardens with tea and cake.
We were lucky that the event fell on the last warm, sunny day of the year.

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