THE LIEUTENANCY OF KENT ARMS
The Lord-Lieutenant pictured with award winners. (c) Kevin Poolman

The Lord-Lieutenant pictured with award winners. (c) Kevin Poolman

The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Viscount De L’Isle MBE recently honoured twenty six members of the Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air – with medals and certificates in recognition of their dedicated service throughout the County.  In addition, he appointed nine Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for 2014/2015 who will accompany him on County engagements for the next twelve months.

The Lord-Lieutenant with the nine elected Lord-Lieutenant cadets. (c) Kevin Poolman.

The Lord-Lieutenant with the nine elected 2014/15 Lord-Lieutenant cadets. (c) Kevin Poolman.

 Dignitaries from across the County joined the Lord-Lieutenant for the moving ceremony held at the Ashford International Hotel which was also attended by family, friends and colleagues of those receiving awards.  Congratulating all the award winners, he said, “It has been an honour and privilege to present so many awards to those very special sons and daughters who serve our County”.  

 

Pictured left is Vice Lord-Lieutenant Richard Oldfield, having presented the Queen's Award for Enterprise crystal bowl to Marcus Coles, right, CEO of Maviga. (c) David Bartholomew

Pictured left is Vice Lord-Lieutenant Richard Oldfield, having presented the crystal bowl for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade to Marcus Coles, right, CEO of Maviga. (c) David Bartholomew

The Vice -Lord Lieutenant of Kent, Mr Richard Oldfield, presented The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade on  26th September to Maviga International (Holdings) Ltd.

Established in 1994, Maviga  supplies dried edible pulses (peas, beans, lentils and chick peas) and other special crops including sesame seeds. It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade having grown overseas sales in a challenging market sector over the last three years.

Maviga values long term relationships with both customers and suppliers and continues to invest in land, warehouses and processing equipment to uphold product quality control in both North America and Africa. It has established new business in Africa, the Far and Middle East over the last three years to add to its top markets of China, India, Turkey, Spain and Egypt.

 

 

The Lord-Lieutenant presenting the certificate to  Marco’s co-founder Murray Hilborne. (c) Marco Ltd.

The Lord-Lieutenant presenting the certificate to Marco’s co-founder Murray Hilborne. (c) Les Burstow.

The Lord-Lieutenant visited Marco’s new premises in Edenbridge to present the Queen’s Award for Export and at a special ceremony presented a cut glass bowl and certificate, on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

Marco Ltd was established in 1985 by Murray Hilborne and manufactures intelligent fresh produce packaging equipment for pre-packed soft fruit and vegetables.

The company won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for growing its overseas sales over the last three years and significantly increasing its exports as a percentage of annual turnover.

Marco Ltd commits to market entry in two new countries each year and has established new business in North America, Peru, South Africa, Chile, Zimbabwe and Denmark.  The company is held in very high regard within their industry.

When presenting the award the Lord-Lieutenant said “It is magnificent to hear of an innovative Kent business leading the way for other companies into export markets. Great Britain relies on overseas trade to pay its way in the world”.

 

The Lord Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received Honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014.

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Officer (OBE)

Member (MBE)

Medallist (BEM)

Kent’s finest were recently honoured by The Queen with the presentation of their British Empire Medals (BEM). Chosen for their tireless community work and dedication, the 6 recipients were presented with their awards by Kent’s Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE, The Queen’s representative in the county, at a special ceremonial event at his home, Penshurst Place near  Tonbridge on Tuesday 29 April.

Mr Peter Bradley and Mrs Barbara Bradley

Mr Peter Bradley and Mrs Barbara Bradley (c) Barry Duffield

Mrs Bradley, from Horton Kirby, was awarded the British Empire Medal for over 44 years’ service to the community of Horton Kirby, including being a Scout Leader for 40 years with the local Scout Group.  Since 1984 she has been involved with the Ellenor Lions Hospice and is an active volunteer and ambassador to the Hospice.

from left-right - Mr Paul Cumberland, Mrs Margaret White and Mr Alan Castle

from left-right – Mr Paul Cumberland, Mrs Margaret White and Mr Alan Castle (c) Barry Duffield

Mr Alan Castle from Ashford was recognised for services to music and heritage and has dedicated over 20 years to organising the annual Folk Day in Tenterden which has grown from being a very small occasion to a four-day annual event.

Mrs Joan Ellis-Dunning and Mr Michael Dunning

Mrs Joan Ellis-Dunning and Mr Michael Dunning (c) Barry Duffield

Mr Michael Dunning from Whitstable, had his 30 year dedication to the Brunswick Youth Club in Fulham recognised with a British Empire Medal for services to young people in the London area. His involvement with the Club has seen the membership grow to its full capacity with a waiting list for those wishing to join.

Mrs Michele Jones and Mr Colin Jones

Mrs Michele Jones and Mr Colin Jones (c) Barry Duffield

Mrs Michele Jones from Romney Marsh has dedicated 18 years to improving the lives of many young, vulnerable people in Kent, particularly in the Romney Marsh area.  Her work with many youth clubs in the County is much valued and it is for her work with the young people that she has been recognised.

From left-right: Mr Simon Osborne, Mrs Ann Osborne, Mr Andrew Osborne and Mr Matthew Porter (c) Barry Duffield

From left-right: Mr Simon Osborne, Mrs Ann Osborne, Mr Andrew Osborne and Mr Matthew Porter (c) Barry Duffield

Mr Andrew Osborne from Faversham has been honoured for his services to the Almshouses Sheltered Accommodation in Faversham and his Chairmanship of the Faversham Municipal Charities for over 10 years.

Mrs Janet Tootal and Group Captain Patrick Tootal (c) Barry Duffield

Mrs Janet Tootal and Group Captain Patrick Tootal (c) Barry Duffield

Mrs Janet Tootal from West Malling  has been recognised with the British Empire Medal for over 12 years dedicated support to the veterans of the Battle of Britain (known as ‘The Few’).   She organises many fundraising events for the Battle of Britain Trust and she is held in high regard by the veterans and their families. In presenting the medals, the Lord-Lieutenant congratulated the recipients, on behalf of The Queen, for their dedicated work on behalf of others.

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The Lord-Lieutenant congratulates the following companies, which have been granted The Queen’s Award for International Trade, 2014.

Jon Tibbs Associates Ltd – Speldhurst

Founded in 2001, Jon Tibbs Associates Ltd (JTA) provides strategic brand building and communications consultancy in the international sports movement. It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade having increased exports as a percentage of turnover from 47% to 68% over the last three years and achieving overseas earnings growth, particularly in the Olympic movement. The company’s strategy for growth is based on developing a creative and innovative approach to help clients meet their objectives and to promote positive change through sport. This has been achieved through a low key and personal approach to existing and new clients, based on word of mouth recommendations from existing key players within the industry.

 Marco Ltd – Edenbridge

Established in 1985, Marco Ltd manufactures intelligent fresh produce packaging equipment for pre-packed soft fruit, grapes, tomatoes, salads and vegetables. It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade having grown its overseas sales over the last three years and increased its exports as a percentage of total turnover from 23.5% to 31%. It has established new business in North America, Peru, Portugal, Egypt, Zimbabwe and Denmark. Marco Ltd commits to market entry in two new countries each year. It has used the services of UK Trade & Investment to enter specific markets, which led directly to it picking up significant orders following its second visit to Chile.

Maviga International (Holdings) Limited – Yalding

Established in 1994, Maviga International (Holdings) Ltd supplies dried edible pulses (peas, beans, lentils and chick peas) and other special crops including sesame seeds. It wins the Queen’s Award for International Trade having grown overseas sales in a challenging market sector over the last three years. Maviga values long term relationships with both customers and suppliers and continues to invest in land, warehouses and processing equipment to uphold product quality control in both North America and Africa. It has established new business in Africa, the Far and Middle East over the last three years to add to its top markets of China, India, Turkey, Spain and Egypt.

 

 

The Lord Lieutenant would like to congratulate all those who have received honours in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2014.

Knighthood

Knights Batchelor (Kt)

Order of the Bath

Companion (CB)

Order of St Michael and St George

Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Commander (CBE)

Officer (OBE)

Member (MBE)

Medallist (BEM)

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Mr Bill Fawcus DL will be attending a Citizenship Ceremony at The Archbishops Palace, Maidstone, on Wednesday 27th November 2013 at 5.30pm. For more information on citizenship ceremonies click here.

 

Winners of the Town and Parish Council Partner of the Year. Left to Right: Graeme Le Saux (FIT Trustee), Lynn Brisley (Dover District Council), Cllr. Clive Goble (Chair, Capel-le-Ferne Parish Council) and Tim Phillips (FIT Chairman).

Winners of the Town and Parish Council Partner of the Year. Left to Right: Graeme Le Saux (FIT Trustee), Lynn Brisley (Dover District Council), Cllr. Clive Goble (Chair, Capel-le-Ferne Parish Council) and Tim Phillips (FIT Chairman).
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The Lord-Lieutenant of Kent wishes to congratulate the two award winners from Kent who were successful in the Fields in Trust Awards Ceremony held at Lords Cricket Ground on 28th November, 2013.

Two Kent civil parishes within the Dover District were selected from nationwide nominations as winners of the following categories: Town and Parish Council Partner of the Year and Community Champion.

Winner of the Community Champion. Left to Right:  Graeme Le Saux (FIT Trustee) and Cllr. Tracey Creed (Guston Parish Council)

Winner of the Community Champion. Left to Right: Graeme Le Saux (FIT Trustee) and Cllr. Tracey Creed (Guston Parish Council)
© Rich Merritt of Coussins Associates

HRH The Duke of Cambridge introduced the evening with a video message mentioning the Guston Green project. Such is the momentum that this project and that of QEII Field, Lancaster Avenue Playing Field in Capel-le-Ferne, have created, that other parishes in the district have now been inspired to launch their own projects to improve their Fields in Trust protected Queen Elizabeth II Fields.  This ground swell of activity is exactly what we hoped the QEII Fields Challenge would create to benefit and engage local communities in improving sport, play and recreation provision.

The Duke’s video message and further photographs and information about the Awards can be found at the Fields in Trust website – www.fieldsintrust.org

 

 

 

 

The evening’s award winners.

The evening’s award winners.

 

The Lord-Lieutenant, Viscount De L’Isle MBE recently held his annual awards ceremony for the  Reserve Forces and Cadet Movements from all three services – Sea, Army and Air – with medals and certificates awarded in recognition of their dedicated service throughout the County.  In addition, he appointed his Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for 2013/2014 who will accompany him on County engagements for the next twelve months.

Civic Dignitaries with Deputy Lieutenants from across the County joined the Lord-Lieutenant for this inspirational ceremony held at the Ashford International Hotel which was also attended by family, friends and colleagues of those receiving awards.  Congratulating the award winners, he said, “I am honored and privileged to present so many awards to those very special sons and daughters who serve our County”.

The Lord Lieutenant presenting Private A W Francis from C (Royal West Kent) Company, 3rd Battalion, PWRR with The Shepherd Neame Best Reservist Award 2013.

The Lord Lieutenant presenting Private A W Francis from C (Royal West Kent) Company, 3rd Battalion, PWRR with The Shepherd Neame Best Reservist Award 2013.

The prestigious award of Best Kent Reservist Award, 2013, sponsored by the brewery, Shepherd Neame, was awarded to Private Adam Francis who serves with C (Royal West Kent) 3rd Battalion The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (3PWRR), based in Rochester. He was presented with a certificate, a cheque for £100 and an engraved glass trophy.

The 2013 Lord-Lieutenant Cadet of the Year Award winners pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant

The 2013 Lord-Lieutenant Cadet of the Year Award winners pictured with the Lord-Lieutenant

Lord-Lieutenant Certificates for Meritorious Services were presented to ten members of the Reserve Forces and Cadets, and the Imperial Service Medal for 25 years’ meritorious service was given to retired civil servant Mrs Janet Skates.  Cadet Forces’ Medals and Clasps were awarded for long and meritorious service to three members of the ATC, and Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards were also presented to Civilian Instructor Kimberley Wilkinson and Cadet Flight Sergeant Christopher Davies, both of 2374 (Ditton) Squadron ATC.

The Lord-Lieutenant pictured with the SaBRE Award winners with representatives from the companies – Norbert Dentressangle and Group Two Limited (Robowatch)

The Lord-Lieutenant pictured with the SaBRE Award winners with representatives from the companies – Norbert Dentressangle and Group Two Limited (Robowatch)

Representatives of two local businesses received certificates in acknowledgment of their support of the Reserve Forces.  While speaking Lord De L’Isle said “On behalf of Her Majesty, I would also like to commend all the civilian employers, who have demonstrated their understanding and backing for their staff serving in the Volunteer Reserves. These men and women are often your key employees, due in part to the experience and personal development they receive during their military service.”