Lovehoney have officially received the the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for boosting international trade.
Everyone based at the Lovehoney Bath headquarters was in attendance.
Owners Richard Longhurst and Neal Slateford were handed the coveted chalice and scroll at a ceremony at the award-winning sex toy retailer‘s Locksbrook Road headquarters on the 26 October, 2016.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is awarded to British businesses who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development. They are the highest official UK awards for British businesses.
Neal Slateford, co-owner of Lovehoney said: “We’d like to thank our fantastic team for the support they have given us, we seriously could not have done it without them. We never thought back in 2002 when we started out that one day we’d be given the thumbs up from the Queen. The crystal chalice we have received will take pride of place in our packed trophy cabinet.”
In April, Lovehoney was given the Queen’s Award for International Trade for outstanding growth in overseas sales over the last three years – on the day of the Queen’s 90th birthday.
The award – described as ‘the highest accolade for business success’ – allows Lovehoney to use The Queen’s Award emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of quality and success.
Lovehoney‘s turnover has shot up to over £50 million per annum and the company employs more than 250 people all over the world. It is gearing up for the busiest six months in its history with the new Fifty Shades Darker movie being released globally around Valentine’s Day next year.
Lovehoney has the exclusive worldwide licence to make all official Fifty Shades pleasure products and it has developed several ranges with E L James, author of the trilogy.
Sales at Lovehoney have increased four-fold since the first Fifty Shades book was published four years ago, sparking a boom in demand for Lovehoney’s products that show no sign of ending.
Founded in 2002, Lovehoney is a multi-award winning manufacturer and distributor of pleasure products. Its focus on exceptional customer service, product innovation, and creative marketing has placed Lovehoney at the forefront of developments in the sexual wellbeing market.