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HRH The Duke of Gloucester presents Queen's Award to APMG

APMG celebrates with £5000 donation to SKIDZ

6th December 2012, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire... The Duke of Gloucester presented APMG with a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the International Trade Category on December 5th 2012 at the company’s HQ in High Wycombe. The Award recognizes outstanding continuous performance over the last six years.

APMG staff celebrate their Queens Award Image

APMG manages qualification schemes for professionals and accredits training organizations to deliver the associated courses. It has seen rapid international growth over the last six years. It now has representatives in twelve countries and examinations in 21 languages.

HRH the Duke of Gloucester was received by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher Bt JP, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, who said that winning a Queen’s Award was a real achievement for APMG.

Richard Pharro, CEO, APMG, thanked HRH and the Lord Lieutenant. He said, “It is an honour to be presented with the Queen’s Award and it is testament to all the hard work of our staff.”

Richard explained that he wanted to celebrate by making a donation to a local charity. SKIDZ was chosen because it strives to improve the prospects of young people. Further, APMG is committing to develop a proactive working partnership with Skidz to provide support for its activities and future plans.

Richard Pharro, APMG, with SKIDZ' Graham Andrews and HRH The Duke of GloucesterGraham Andrews, CEO of SKIDZ, accepted the donation of £5000. He said, “I extend my sincere congratulations to APMG on its Queen's Award, and thank Richard and all the staff for this donation. We rely heavily on donations such as this, so it is much appreciated. I look forward to working with APMG and hope it will develop into something much bigger and be around for a long time to come and become the model for the Third Sector.”

APMG can now use the Queen's Award Emblem until 20 April 2017.


Further Information

About APMG

Founded in 1993, APMG is a UKAS accredited certification body, which accredits professional training organizations and manages certification schemes for knowledge-based workers. APMG works in partnership with over 250 training companies worldwide. Growth has been fuelled by APMG’s commitment to adding value to its accredited training companies by expanding its product range, translating examinations and opening up new markets. APMG has language capability in 21 languages and representatives in 12 countries.

About Skidz

SKIDZ is a charity which gives disadvantaged young people a chance to gain vocational skills in motor mechanics in an adult-style work environment. We want to ensure that every young person has the opportunity to reach their full potential in life. Our work helps to reduce risk of exclusion, instil key skills and facilitate progression into employment or further training.


Alicia Holbrook
APMG International
E: Alicia.Holbrook@apmg-international.com