The team at Robert Welch is delighted to celebrate being one of the select businesses recognised as winners of the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise – the UK’s highest accolade for business success.
The award has been received for having increased our export sales to the point where they now represent over 40% of annual turnover. Our cutlery and kitchenware products are now distributed and sold into over 70 countries around the world and can be found in department stores, on the tables of top restaurants, in 5 star hotels as well as first class cabins of international airlines. We also sell through our website robertwelch.com as well as our two studio shops in Chipping Campden and Bath.
To be part of an elite group of Queen’s Award for Enterprise winners is a real honour for all at Robert Welch, and the significance of this year being H.M. The Queen’s 90th birthday only enhances this privilege.
“I’m immensely proud of this award which is a great tribute to our entire team and just how much meticulous consideration goes into creating, marketing, selling and distributing our products. The award recognizes our talented and committed workforce, and their success with the associated logistics and business challenges involved in strengthening our export market. Every individual at Robert Welch Designs has worked incredibly hard to win this award.” Rupert Welch, Managing Director
“Having been a feature in Chipping Campden for the last six decades, it’s not necessarily known that we run a global business from the top floor of a 200 year old silk mill just off the High Street. In fact we now have a staff of over 60, with logistics and warehousing nearby. Product design and development remains in the building where my father Robert started it all in 1955. Having the physical connection with the same building where the company started is immensely important to us as a business and as a family.“ Alice Welch, Deputy Managing Director.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise will be presented to the team at Robert Welch by the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire later in the year.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our loyal customers, for your continued support!