Thursday 17 July 2014
Derek Leaver and Mary Baumes attended an evening reception at Buckingham Palace this week given by the Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to celebrate those companies winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2014.
The award for International Trade was granted to COINS in recognition of its substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success in the construction sector. Derek is Group Deputy Chairman of COINS and Chief Executive of COINS USA based in New York and Dallas, and Mary is Chief Operating Officer of COINS USA.
Each company representative got the opportunity to shake hands with the Queen and Prince Philip, and then to mingle with other Royal Family members including the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and the Duke of Kent.
Representatives from 162 companies attended the event, which covered winners from 3 categories, Innovation, Sustainability and International Trade. Interestingly, COINS was the only software company to be awarded the accolade this year.
Of the event reception Derek said, “It was an honor to represent the company at Buckingham Palace and to meet the Queen. The success and international growth of COINS is due to our excellent employees, not just those working through our offices in the US, Middle East and Australia, but also those in the UK and it is great to receive independent as well as such prestigious recognition for our efforts.”
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