The\u00a0Symply Group\u00a0has been presented with the\u00a0Queen\u2019s Award for Enterprise\u00a0at a ceremony at the company\u2019s headquarters.\r\n\r\nFollowing the official royal ceremony at Buckingham Palace in July, in September founder and managing director of Symply, Eddie Milbourne, was presented with the official award by Alexander Boswell, Her Majesty\u2019s Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.\r\n\r\nThe award recognises Symply\u2019s international growth, commercial success and its contribution to the UK\u2019s economy through its pet care products.\r\n\r\nThe ceremony saw local councillors, staff and local MPs celebrate the award, which is the UK\u2019s most prestigious honour for British companies.\r\n\r\nEddie Milbourne said of the presentation,\u00a0\u201cI am absolutely delighted to celebrate this award with the local community, for whom I am eternally grateful for their support over the years. Many of my team are based in surrounding areas and have all played a huge part in helping achieve our success,\u201d\r\n\r\nFollowing his thirty year career in the pet food industry, Eddie set up Symply in 2009 in the very warehouse where the ceremony was held today. After nine years, the business now exports to 35 countries and turns over \u00a321.5 million despite just having 20 permanent employees.\r\n\r\nEddie added: \u201cI have done many amazing things in my career, but this is without a doubt the highlight thus far. I want to thank in particular the hard work of my team, support of my family and HRH\u2019s team in choosing Symply as the rightful winner of this award.\u201d\r\n\r\nJames Milbourne, Eddie\u2019s son who works alongside his father in running the company, said:\u00a0\u201cWe are incredibly proud to receive this award for our achievements in overseas markets, which is testament to the dedication, hard work and collective focus of our team, distributors and suppliers.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cAfter years of consistent and increased focus to leverage growth internationally, it is hugely satisfying to have our efforts recognised and certainly motivates us to continue our strategy to offer high quality pet food to consumers all over the world.\u201d\r\n\r\nSymply is building up a strong following amongst pet owners globally, with a loyal customer base\u00a0in European and Asian markets.\r\n\r\nSymply produces pet brands including Canagan, Symply, Piccolo\u00a0and the\u00a0Cheshire Cat\u2019s Garden. For more information email\email@example.com\u00a0or call 0207 025 1350.