Coronation Festival hailed great success for British Business

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The Royal Warrant Holders Association was today celebrating the success of the Coronation Festival, being staged in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.

The four-day event saw 60,000 visitors tour the Gardens of Buckingham Palace in incredible British summer weather, as they enjoyed a unique showcase of British innovation, excellence and industry of the past 60 years, as a wide range of brands showcased their products, services and skills, in a celebration of the very best of UK Plc.

The Coronation Festival began with a Royal Preview on Thursday 11 July attended by Her Majesty The Queen, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and other members of the Royal Family.

The BBC also confirmed an audience share on Saturday evening of 20.9 per cent, as an average of 3.1 million and a peak of 3.5 million viewers watched the broadcast of the Coronation Festival evening Gala, featuring performances from Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson, Katie Melua, Laura Wright, The Feeling, Only Boys Aloud and the National Youth Orchestra, amongst others. The three evening Galas were supported by Jaguar Land Rover, GlaxoSmithKline and Bentley.

Hosted by the Royal Warrant Holders Association and organised by Media 10 Ltd, the event has shone the spotlight on over 200 Royal Warrant holders and raised worldwide awareness of the importance of what it means to be granted such an accolade.
The event is the first occasion of this scale to see so many Royal Warrant holders come together to showcase their products, services and skills to the world.

With displays from Warrant holders supplying goods and services to the Royal Households from a variety of industries including food, drink fashion, technology, homes and garden, the event offered companies of all sizes the opportunity to raise their profile at a time when there is great International interest in British craftsmanship.

Secretary of the Royal Warrant Holders Association, Richard Peck, said, "The success of the Coronation Festival has been extraordinary and astounded all who have been involved. I have had so many of our Royal Warrant holders comment that the general awareness of their business, as well as the new contacts that they have made and the opportunity for potential international trade has overwhelmed them. They are all incredibly happy. The real benefits of such a successful event will no doubt be seen over the coming months."

Lee Newton CEO of Media 10 Ltd, the event organisers said, "To have staged an event of this size and scale in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace supporting and promoting so many Royal Warrant holders to an international audience, has been an honour."

 

 

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