On November 10, 2021, a remarkable achievement was officially recognized as the Chief Executive Officer attended a prestigious reception at Windsor Castle. There, he had the opportunity to meet with distinguished members of the Royal Family, including senior figures such as Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Alexandra, the Honorable Lady Ogilvy. This illustrious event was graciously hosted by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales.
Subsequently, on November 23, 2021, an awards ceremony was held to celebrate the accomplishment further. The LRN team had the honor of meeting with and receiving a certificate that bears the signatures of both Her Majesty, The Queen, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The esteemed certificate was presented to the team by the Queen’s representative, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant Nick Bracken, OBE.
The Queen’s Award represents the culmination of the collective hard work and dedication of the entire LRN team, which includes examiners, moderators, item writers, administrative staff, Governing Council members, and Senior Management Team members from around the globe.
The CEO of LRN expressed his gratitude, saying, “Receiving the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade is a true testament to the LRN team’s hard work and commitment. Meeting numerous members of the Royal Family at the reception is a memory that will stay with us all. Being recognized for meeting such high standards and acknowledged as peers of other awardees is incredibly rewarding. This award has uplifted team morale during the pandemic, and we look forward to a bright future at LRN.”
Dr. Lawrence Watson, Chairman of LRN’s Governing Council, commented, “As an organization, our driving force is achieving success for our staff, centers, wider stakeholders, and most importantly, our students. It is truly gratifying to be recognized by an award of this caliber. Amidst the challenges of the pandemic, attending the award event provided a valuable opportunity to engage with other like-minded businesses and organizations.”
Andrew Rosindell, Member of Parliament for Romford, praised LRN, saying, “LRN is a dynamic and enterprising business, positively impacting thousands of students worldwide by providing an excellent education and opportunities for growth and development. These students then contribute to their communities. I am immensely proud that my constituency is home to such a successful enterprise.”
Councillor John Mylod, Mayor of Havering, added, “This is a significant day for the London Borough of Havering, as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade is the UK’s highest business accolade. We are immensely proud that a Havering-based company has been recognized. The event itself was extraordinary and highlights Her Majesty The Queen’s unwavering commitment to industry, commerce, and enterprise. LRN’s work influences lives globally and throughout the Commonwealth, making it fitting that their dedication to education is so highly acknowledged.”