Wiltshire Farm Foods: Franchise honoured by Royal visit

His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent visited Wiltshire Farm Foods in Trowbridge to honour the company (as part of apetito ltd) winning the 2005 Queen's Award for Enterprise - the UK's most prestigious business award.

Arriving at 11am, the Duke of Kent was met by Chief Executive Paul Freeston. Company staff gathered outside to meet and greet him - in attendance were the High Sheriff of Wiltshire, the Chairman of Wiltshire County Council and the Mayor of Trowbridge. His Royal Highness was shown to the Product Development Centre where he met the Board of Directors including Ben Haynes, Director of Wiltshire Farm Foods, and taken through the company's operation.

Paul comments: 'It has been an honour to receive the Duke of Kent and we feel privileged that he chose to visit us to acknowledge the company's hard work in achieving the Queen's Award.'

The Duke of Kent was invited to unveil a commemorative plaque to formally mark his visit. Paul concludes: 'Winning the award was a real achievement for the company and all its employees. The visit reinforced our dedication to the community as being second to none and we shall continue to deliver our very best.'