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Jewellery brand wins prestigious Queen’s Award for second time

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Personalised jewellery brand Merci Maman, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 in the International Trade category, for a second time. 

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are given to British-based businesses and organisations that excel at international trade, innovation and sustainable development. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses and have been presented by the Queen since 1965.

Merci Maman is honored to receive the accolade for a second time as a recognition of its growth strategy, having almost tripled its overseas sales in the last three years, which now account for over 70% of its business. It is also a recognition of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

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To celebrate, two members of the Merci Maman team will be attending a Royal reception in the Summer at Buckingham Palace.

Company founder, Arnaud de Montille, remarks: “We are so honoured to receive this award and to be recognised by The Queen for our International Trade strategy.  I feel so proud and humbled to have had this support and I look forward to the Royal reception this summer.

“We are thrilled to receive this recognition for a second time for our consistent growth. In these troubled times of coronavirus, our messages of togetherness and strong team spirits are paramount.”

Merci Maman was founded in 2007 by Béatrice & Arnaud de Montille on their kitchen table in Fulham. The company now employ a team of 40 with 3 offices in London, Paris & Berlin, delivering personal jewellery pieces all over the world.

After expanding its offices in 2016 in Paris and in 2018 in Berlin, the brand has also translated its website into both Spanish and Italian to expand into more countries. The company plans to expand further into Europe in the coming months and year.

This is the third royal seal of approval the company has received, with the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a Merci Maman necklace in 2014, and receiving the Queen’s Award for a first time in 2017.

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The author Stacey Hailes

Editor, Professional Jeweller

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