ThE director of a company in Giltbrook was invited to Buckingham Palace after the firm he worked for won a Queens Award for enterprise.
Stephen Pinchen from Payne Security went to an evening reception at the palace after his business was announced as this year’s winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2011.
The firm won an Innovation Award for developing a ‘cutting edge’ covert authentication system to detect counterfeiting and smuggling activities in the UK. Mr Pinchen met the Queen and other members of the Royal family during his visit.
He said: “Everyone at Payne Security is extremely proud.
“This award reflects the hard work, skill and dedication of the whole team in developing the system.
“Our award now forms a key part of our presentations as we look to build on our success and focus on using our skills and expertise to develop new technology that makes counterfeiting and smuggling activity ever more difficult.”
The awards are made annually by The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. Winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.