A day to remember at Morningside as we came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee across our Loughborough HQ site.
Our priority was to re-create the street-party atmosphere, which thousands of people in the UK and Commonwealth will enjoy over the coming days.
There was bunting, balloons, and Union Jacks, as well as sandwiches and cupcakes, which were enjoyed by all.
Paying tribute to Her Majesty the Queen, our Chairman, Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL, said: “One of the proudest moments of my life was being bestowed as an OBE for services to Entrepreneurship, Innovation in Pharmaceuticals Services and Philanthropy by HM the Queen in 2017.
“It was our future King, HRH the Prince of Wales, who presented the award on her behalf, and I still remember distinctly the feeling of huge honour at being recognised in this way by our treasured monarch.
“Earlier this year I was also humbled to be asked by the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire to become a Deputy Lieutenant and representative of Her Majesty to promote working together across voluntary services, business, and cultural life in the county.
“My deep respect and admiration for the Queen stems back to my parents, who held the monarchy and their role in uniting the Commonwealth countries of the world in peace, in the highest regard.
“As has been the case for many of my generation, we have developed and grown older, under the Queen’s reign, and for many her sovereignty is all that they have ever known. Our nation and the world owe a great debt of gratitude to Her Majesty for her selfless life-long service, not just to the UK, but to all Commonwealth nations.
“She has ushered in a new Elizabethan Age, which has seen enormous changes to societies. But under her influence, a desire to do-good, persevere and succeed for the better has shone through, even during the darkest of times.
“As we mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, I would like to say ‘thank you’ for your unwavering commitment to duty and steadfast resolve over the past 70 years. “