The Lakes Free Range Egg Company have been presented with their Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development from Cumbria’s Lord Lieutenant providing the perfect start for the company’s 21st birthday celebrations.
The firm heard earlier this year of their award, which was made in recognition of their “outstanding sector leadership and influence”. In June, co-owners David and Helen Brass attended a formal reception at Buckingham Palace that was hosted by HRH Prince Charles.
The award was formally presented by Claire Hensman, Her Majesty the Queen’s designated representative for Cumbria, who visited the packing station and met producers and staff.
David and Helen Brass said: “We were delighted to be one of only 8 companies in the UK to be recognised for sustainable development – a first in the UK egg industry.
“This award was only made possible because of the hard work and dedication of our staff who share our ethos to develop in a sustainable way.
“We also have to thank our producers for their support over the past 21 years. Receiving this accolade today, alongside so many of our staff, is a prestigious way to celebrate our coming of age.”
Claire Hensman said the prestigious award was extremely well deserved and recognised the pioneering methods and high standards set by the couple, their team and partners.
“They are proving that high standards of animal welfare and increasingly efficient use of resources can go hand in hand. As a big customer of local farmer’s, The Lakes Free Range Egg Company not only helps to sustain the local economy but enhances Cumbria’s reputation as a leading high quality food producer. I do congratulate David and Helen and their team and wish them continuing success in the future.”