Anpario CEO and Finance Director Invited to Buckingham Palace

Anpario, Meriden's parent company, was recently awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise in International Trade.





David Bullen, Chief Executive Officer and Karen Prior, Group Finance Director attended a special ceremony to recognise the achievement at Buckingham Palace. They were introduced to The Queen and Prince Philip and spoke with Princess Anne who was very interested in the group and its products. Other members of the royal family were also present, including The Duke of York and Princess Eugenie.


Queens_Award_2bSuch an achievement warrants an internal presentation ceremony and celebration, so that's just what the Anpario team did.

The whole Anpario team came together to celebrate with colleagues from across all three trading brands: Kiotechagil, Optivite and Meriden. The team were joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace who presented the award to David Bullen, CEO.


The event was held at Hodsock Priory near Blyth and began with welcome drinks and a short presentation ceremony. Other dignitaries from around Nottinghamshire joined Anpario for the occasion and stayed to enjoy the festivities.


The purpose of the event was twofold, firstly to welcome all employees to join in the presentation ceremony but also to celebrate and thank everyone for their hard work.




The ceremony was followed by a hog roast and lawn games in the grounds of the venue. You can view a video from the event, covering everything from the presentation to the fun and games afterwards, by clicking here.


Queens_Award_4David Bullen, Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The Queen's Award is a great honour, not just for the company but for all of our individual employees in the UK and internationally who have helped contribute to the company's success. We look forward to building on our success and achieving even further growth in the future."


Anpario has over 100 employees based at its UK manufacturing HQ and international offices in China, USA, Brazil and Malaysia, Anpario exports animal health products to over 70 countries and continues to expand its overseas activities by targeting regions and countries that offer the greatest potential to its brands.