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Prestigious acceptance ceremony for Unimed's Queen’s Award

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

On January 19, 2023, Unimed Procurement Services hosted a prestigious ceremony in its Leicester office, where it was officially presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.

Attending were Michael Kapur Esq OBE, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Deputy Lieutenant of Leicestershire Susan Whelan OBE, Lord Mayor Councillor George Cole, and Leicestershire County Council Chairman Dr Kevin Feltham, as well as the Unimed team and their friends and family.

The event began with a champagne reception and a selection of refreshments, providing an opportunity for guests to meet and socialise.

Upon his arrival, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant was welcomed by Founder and Managing Director Shameet Thakkar for an introductory meeting and a tour of the Unimed offices.

Guests sat down soon afterward to attend the award presentation ceremony, part of which included a speech from His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, which offered a fascinating insight into the history of the Awards, as well as highlighting the numerous reasons why Unimed was worthy of receiving the Award in its category.

The inspiring speech was followed by the presentation of the emblem and grant of appointment signed by the late Queen Elizabeth II and ex-prime minister Boris Johnson.

With the Queen’s Award recognising Unimed for its outstanding contributions in the procurement field, the organisation considers this to be a significant milestone in its journey to improve global health standards and equitable access to healthcare, something founder Shameet was particularly keen to highlight in his acceptance speech.

This reaffirmed the company values and goals in relation to its extraordinary achievement, particularly its desire to operate with ethicality, transparency, and reliability in mind, as well as finding innovative solutions to address the challenges in the field.

Unimed was also awarded a stunning glass award trophy, which was truly one-of-a-kind due to a unique manufacturing process, where heated glass is dipped in water to create a special cracked effect, meaning no two trophies are the same.

Guests stayed after the ceremony to continue to savour what was an atmosphere of inspiration, celebration and hope, taking part in photographs to commemorate the event.

Unimed’s mission to support a healthier world

Since its inception, Unimed’s mission has been centered around humanitarian aid and global cooperation, with the aim to support the well-being of all individuals.

Unimed received the Queen’s Award with a firm belief that it would further help in its mission to knock down the barriers that may be preventing communities or populations from accessing basic medical services and commodities.

This is why the Unimed team will continue to devote hard work and commitment to increasing equitable access to healthcare, growing and developing further along the way to be able to play an even bigger role.

Find out more about Unimed’s Awards here:

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