Orange Amps recently received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade for the third time in six years, an unprecedented achievement in the music industry. The award also earned Orange a visit from His Royal Highness, the Duke of Kent.
Cliff Cooper, Orange Amplification founder and CEO, said “It has been a great honour to welcome HRH the Duke of Kent. Receiving three Queen’s Awards recognising our International trade and performance…has been made even more special by this royal visit. The Duke seemed to have a genuine interest in the success of our business in both UK and international markets and our contribution to the local and UK economy. Orange could not have done this without a highly dedicated team of staff throughout the world, they have made this possible and I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to them all.”
For many years the Duke was Vice–Chairman of British Trade International, and then became the United Kingdom’s Special Representative for International Trade and Investment. Today he remains a patron of the Institute of Export and retains a great interest in enhancing the UK’s export performance.