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8th September 2007

Checkmate Endorse the Benefits of their Queen’s Award

Stephen Brice, Secretary to the Queen’s Awards Office, visited Checkmate’s offices in Sheerness on 10th September, to see for himself how winning the award for International Trade (in 2004) has helped the business develop.

The visit was part of a campaign across the South East to raise awareness of the Queen’s Award and the benefits it has brought to past and current holders. Described as the equivalent of a “corporate knighthood” a Queen’s Award can give businesses a competitive edge, as well as acknowledging the contribution made by the whole workforce to the success of the organisation.

Steven Brice said “Checkmate is an outstanding example of a company that, with a commitment to continuous development, fully deserves the recognition its staff’s efforts have brought it.”

Checkmate Group Chairman Paul Auston said: “The award raised our profile significantly in the overseas markets in which we strive to increase our presence, and it is a clear indication to all those we work with of our commitment to developing successful trading partnerships across the world.”

Photo Caption: Managing Partner Oliver Auston shows Stephen Brice around the factory at Sheerness.