WARRINGTON entrepreneurs and business owners Wendy and David Maisey, who were both awarded the OBE in the New Year Honours, have received their awards.
The investitures were carried out by HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace on 5th March and were in recognition of their contribution to international trade and the British economy with more than 20 years of exporting through their company ICC Solutions Ltd.
Wendy Maisey said
I grew up on a council estate and I am the first person in my family to receive an honour. To be recognised for our commitment and services to the UK economy and international trade is so humbling, to be at the Palace with my family means the world to me. We work hard to create employment and opportunities for local people in Warrington. We were very fortunate that our Investitures went ahead as they’ve all been postponed now due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
David Maisey added:
It was a surreal day. We’ve been to the Palace before as ICC Solutions has been granted four Queens Awards for Enterprise previously for international trade and innovation, but this was very personal and special. To also have our longest serving member of staff with us Paula Turner, who has been with ICC Solutions for over 23 years, was the icing on the cake. We feel it’s very much a team effort.
ICC Solutions employs around 45 highly skilled people at St James Business Centre in Warrington. It has also successfully developed an exporting skill, which helps young people achieve their skill section of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award through international trade education – and helping to inspire future British exporters.