HRH The Duke of Kent KG’s visit

We were delighted to welcome HRH The Duke of Kent KG as special guest of our passive safety testing division, to mark the end of our 30th Anniversary year celebrations.

The Duke’s visit follows the division’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 91st birthday, in 2017. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are one of the most prestigious business awards in the country, with winning businesses able to use the esteemed Queen’s Awards emblem for the next 5 years.

The Duke was greeted by a group of local dignitaries, including the Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence, Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet, Warrant Officer James Smalley, Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Steve McAdam and Encocam’s Managing Director, Paul Cope.

The Duke met staff from across the business and was showed around displays from the Cellbond division and had a tour around the Crash Test Dummy Laboratory.

Stonehill Engineering staff and apprentices were on hand to explain their role in the design, engineering, moulding and manufacture of innovative products used by Cellbond’s customers, who are automotive manufacturers and organisations who test vehicle and pedestrian safety world-wide. The Duke was very interested in the manufacturing and testing process and was able to witness a live impact test.

Stonehill Engineering staff and apprentices were on hand to explain their role in the design, engineering, moulding and manufacture of innovative products used by Cellbond’s customers, who are automotive manufacturers and organisations who test vehicle and pedestrian safety world-wide. The Duke was very interested in the manufacturing and testing process and was able to witness a live impact test.

Stonehill EngineerinFollowing lunch the Duke unveiled a commemorative plaque to celebrate his visit and then departed , waved off by a crowd of staff.

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