RDC receives second Queen's Award
ESSEX-based based computer reuse and recycling specialist RDC has been officially presented with its Queen's Award for Sustainable Development. Lord Petre, Lord Lieutenant of Essex, presented the Grant of Appointment and Queen's Award Emblem to Gerry Hackett, RDC's managing director.
ESSEX-based based computer reuse and recycling specialist RDC has been officially presented with its Queen's Award for Sustainable Development.
Lord Petre, Lord Lieutenant of Essex, presented the Grant of Appointment and Queen's Award Emblem to Gerry Hackett, RDC's managing director.
The ceremony was attended the entire workforce of the Witham-based company plus representatives from its parent company, Computacenter, local social enterprise firm MillRace IT and civic guests including the deputy mayor of Witham, Patricia Lee, the chairman of Braintree District Council, Margaret Galione, and the vice chairman of Essex County Council, Rodney Bass.
Lord Petre paid tribute to RDC's sustainability efforts and said of the company: “This is a very special award, made even more special by your win in 2002 for Innovation. I wish you all the success in the future”
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There are three categories for the Queens Award for Enterprise, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Export.
RDC was one of only 10 winners out of 170 applicants in the Sustainable Development category of the Queens Award for Enterprise 2009, and the only winner from the East of England.
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Mr Hackett said: “This award is a fantastic recognition of the efforts everybody here at RDC makes. It won't be long now until we can make it a triple header and go for the award for Export co complete the set”
The award adds to their 2002 Queens Award for Enterprise for Innovation, for developing the IT asset management business model that has formed the basis for the company's success as Europe's leading IT reuse and recycling business.