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Warrener Stewart client wins a prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise

22 June 2021 •

Each year a select few British companies are awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for outstanding achievement by UK business. The scheme, established in 1966, has four distinct categories that companies compete for awards in; innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

The awards normally coincide with Her Majesty the Queen’s official birthday on 21 April. However this year as the royal family was in a two-week period of official mourning following the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the announcement was delayed until 29 April.

Amongst the winners for the South East was one of Warrener Stewart’s long standing clients, Percussion Play. They were awarded the Queens Award for International Trade for Outstanding Short Term Growth in overseas sales over three years. This innovative company designs and creates outdoor musical instruments for sensory gardens and community projects.

Commenting on the award win, Percussion Play founder and Managing Director, Jody Ashfield, said: “We feel extremely honoured to win a Queen’s Award and delighted to receive such recognition of our business growth and success. We are very proud to know our outdoor musical instruments, manufactured here in Hampshire, are being enjoyed by communities across the globe. We’ve shipped our instruments to be played in so many different locations, from busy city parks and playgrounds to locations where they are used for music therapy, dementia care, music education and to create interactive community spaces designed to bring people together. On behalf of our amazing team, we will enjoy this moment and continue to work hard to bring a little harmony to the world.”

Part of the entry requirements for the prestigious award include certified evidence of Percussion Play’s sales, turnover and profit. They asked their Fulham Chartered Accountants, Warrener Stewart, to complete an Agreed-upon procedure (AUP) to verify the figures submitted.

Director Jon Last, who has advised Percussion Play for the past ten years, is delighted the company’s hard work has been acknowledged: “Percussion Play founders and directors, Robin and Jody Ashfield and the whole the team have worked tirelessly to create amazing spaces all over the world. This is an extremely prestigious award with such global brand recognition and is well deserved recognition for them.”

“we loved Warrener Stewart’s dynamic approach and really felt that they wanted to be part of our future.”
Percussion Play