Feritech MD, Rob Ferris, was among the Cornish business leaders that met His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace earlier this week.

In April six Cornish businesses were announced as winners of King’s Award for Enterprise and were invited to attend a special awards dinner hosted at Buckingham Palace.

Instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965, The King’s Award for Enterprise (formerly known as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise) is one of the most prestigious business awards schemes in the United Kingdom, with recipients recognised as being among the best of British businesses. The awards celebrate outstanding achievements by UK firms in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Commenting on the event, Ferris said: “This was a huge honour for our business and the culmination of years of hard work by our brilliant team. It is great that The King’s Award scheme provides such excellent support to British businesses.

“To be recognised in this way as one of the top businesses in the country, and to be at Buckingham Palace for such a dazzling event, made me realise just how far we have come in the relatively short time since Gemma and I founded the business. We already trade in more than 40 countries, with plans to expand this even further in the coming 12 months.”

Other Cornish King’s Award winners included Ultramed, Flexi-Hex, Celtic & Co, Clayworks and Liskeard-based seafood business, Ideal Foods.