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A Day at the Palace for top International Recruitment Ace

Representatives from the award-winning companies enjoyed a special Champagne reception in the glorious surroundings of the Palace in which the prestigious event was hosted by HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, along with other members of the Royal Family including Princess Eugenie of York, The Princess Royal, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent and Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy.

As the UK's most prestigious business award and the highest accolade any business can receive, the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are made each year by the Queen and are awarded on the recommendation and advice of the Prime Minister.

Nationally, fewer than ten recruitment organisations have been awarded the Queens Award since its inception in 1966, with LA International becoming only the sixth company in Staffordshire to ever win the award. In this 50th Anniversary year of the Queens Awards, LA International is the only company in Staffordshire to be honoured with the Queens Award, presented to organisations with outstanding performance in international trade, innovation and sustainable development, recognising those businesses that make a valuable contribution to the UK economy each year.

Commenting following the reception, Founder, Chairman & CEO Paul Lukic said “having received the invitation to Buckingham Palace from Her Majesty, it was a real Honour to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as well as converse with several members of the Royal Family. LA International has received this internationally recognised and highly sought after award in recognition of its contribution to British enterprise and I am especially thrilled to have received the award in this year when the Queen’s Award themselves celebrate their 50th Anniversary.  I am privileged to have accepted this award on behalf of LA International and all of our staff who with sustained effort have continued to drive the business forward and achieve our targeted expansion”

As a HMG approved consultancy and leading supplier of Security Cleared Contract and Permanent ICT resource to Her Majesty’s Government, The Queens Award confirms LA International’s position as a market leading global ICT and Engineering recruitment organisation, having been consistently recognised year on year as the benchmark in the  recruitment industry, winning a number of prestigious  accolades at the Recruiter Awards for Excellence, including being named Best Public Sector Recruitment Company, receiving the & lsquo;Winner of Winners’ Gold Award and being voted UK’s Best IT Recruitment Company for the last two years and three times in total.

Having received the accolade from Her Majesty the Queen, celebrations will continue later this year, following a presentation by the Queens representative to include the Grant of Appointment and engraved crystal bowl that shall be accepted by Chairman & CEO Paul Lukic on behalf of LA International’s proud staff.


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