Wrendale’s co-owners had good reason to swop the rural Lincolnshire idyll where they are based and leave behind the countryside animals (the depictions of which have earned such global adoration) as they were invited to the UK’s top address – Buckingham Palace – where they received a Royal welcome.
As announced by PG in April that the company had been awarded a 2019 Queen’s Award for International Trade (https://www.pgbuzz.net/wrendale-designs-honoured-with-a-queens-award-for-export/), Hannah and Jack Dale, the wife and husband team who own Wrendale joined Queen’s Award recipients at a special event held in Buckingham Palace. Hosted by Prince Charles and attended by other members of the extended Royal family, including the Duke of Kent, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Beatrice, Hannah and Jack greatly enjoyed the experience.
“It felt such a privilege to go through the gates of Buckingham Palace and be shown into the impressive State Reception Room that has housed so many important events and meetings,” said Hannah.
Her husband Jack enjoyed initiating a conversation with Princess Beatrice about art. “She was only too happy to admit that while she herself did not have any artistic talent her sister, Princess Eugenie was pretty good,” revealed Jack.
The company is to be presented with its actual award at an official presentation this summer, but has the right to use the Queen’s Award accreditation for the next five years.
Wrendale’s export sales have grown more than 400% over the last three years following the brand’s successful launch in the US, Europe and Japan, as well as growing relationships with distributors elsewhere in the world.
Top: Hannah and Jack Dale outside Buckingham Palace.