|The Graff Diamonds store inside the fine jewelry room at Harrods.|
For the fifth time in its history, Graff Diamonds has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise, considered by many to be the highest accolade for a British company.
Graff Diamonds is one of the world’s top luxury jewelry and diamond retailers founded in 1960 by Laurence Graff, who still owns the company. The global firm has been recognized by the queen for its sustained increase in international operations over the past three years. It was one of more than 100 British companies to receive the award this year.
“Currently our portfolio incorporates 45 flagship stores spread globally and we plan to continue to expand our network through 2014 and beyond,” said Francois Graff, Graff Diamonds CEO. “We are extremely proud of our British heritage and whilst our global headcount is in excess of 600, our international headquarters, design studios and workshops are proudly located in the heart of London.”
The Queen’s Award for International Trade is granted on the advice of the Prime Minister, following a thorough examination of each application by an Advisory Committee composed of leading representatives from industry,
The awards are conferred by Queen Elizabeth II each year on April 21, her birthday.
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