We’re very proud of The Lakes Free Range Egg Company – they produce and pack our eggs and have just received their Queens Award for Sustainable Development from Cumbria’s Lord Lieutenant on Friday. The occasion was even more special for staff at The Lakes, because it marked the start of their 21st birthday celebration.
It was earlier this year that the Queens Award office confirmed their award in recognition of their “outstanding sector leadership and influence”. In June, co-owners David and Helen Brass attended a formal reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by HRH Prince Charles. Plans were also made for today’s official visit by Cumbria’s Lord Lieutenant Claire Hensman, Her Majesty The Queen’s designated representative.
The visit to the packing station was set to co-inside with The Lakes 21st birthday celebrations with producers and staff. David and Helen Brass said “We were delighted to be one of only eight 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 last twenty-one years. Receiving this accolade today, alongside so many of our staff, is a prestigious way to celebrate our coming of age.”