A1 Pharmaceuticals Plc recognised in Queen’s Birthday honours list.
A1 recognised in Queens Birthday honours list
A1 Pharmaceuticals Plc has been honoured with a Queen’s award for Enterprise which will be conferred on Her Majesty the Queens Birthday Saturday 21st April 2012.
The Queen’s awards for Enterprise are one of Britain’s most coveted business awards and A1 has been honoured for its outstanding contribution to International trade.
Managing Director and Founder Pharmacist Gary Stephen Lewis is quoted as saying that it is always nice receiving recognition for my team’s achievements but to receive an award of this magnitude, on the recommendation of our Prime Minister David Cameron is particularly satisfying.
Our founder Gary Stephen Lewis felt the following famous business quote captured the moment:
“Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress, working together is success “ – Henry Ford.
International trade at A1 has demonstrated 139% growth in overseas sales during the previous 3 years including consecutive listings in the Sunday Times International fast track 100 and 200.
Queen’s Award Presentation – 8th December 2012
A1 Pharmaceuticals PLC was this weekend formally presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise by the Deputy Lieutenant of Havering, Colonel Mark Bryant, and the Mayor of Havering, Lynden Thorpe. Deputy Lieutenant is the Queen’s representative in the county, and A1 was honoured that Colonel Mark Bryant and the Mayor of Havering were able to present the award in person at the company’s offices in Rainham.
From left to right: Deputy Lieutenant of the London Borough of Havering, Colonel Mark Bryant; A1 co-founder and managing director Gary Lewis; A1 co-founder and purchasing director Carmen Lewis; Mayor of Havering, Lynden Thorpe
Received in the form of a crystal bowl and a scroll signed by the Queen, this prestigious award was an extremely proud moment for the co-founders of A1, Gary and Carmen Lewis. Awarded by the Queen on the basis of a recommendation from the Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise recognises the outstanding contribution A1 Pharmaceuticals has made to international trade.
The Mayor of Havering, Lynden Thorpe, described her pride at a local company winning such a major award, and Colonel Bryant was equally effusive in his praise, placing in context just how difficult it was gain such recognition, A1 being only the 17th company in Greater London to be recognised in this way, and the first pharmaceutical wholesaler to win the Award. In his acceptance speech, Gary thanked all the employees for their hard work, and recognised that each employee’s contribution had made the award possible. Not only does this award represent a crowning moment in the careers of Gary and Carmen, it also reflects the hard work and dedication of the great team which they have assembled at A1.