JDR was granted a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2010. This special award was made in recognition of JDR’s success in International Trade for the period from April 2006 to March 2009. The award was recommended by the Prime Minister and approved by Her Majesty the Queen.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by businesses in Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.
To be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the category of International Trade, a company must show a substantial and sustained increase in export earnings over three consecutive 12-month periods, to a level which is outstanding for the products and services concerned, and for the size of the organisation. The awards are conferred by the reigning British monarch on their birthday every year. For Elizabeth II this is 21 April.