Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster has congratulated Strabane based Grosvenor Shirts following the announcement that Her Majesty the Queen has granted the company a prestigious Royal Warrant.
Grosvenor designs and manufactures quality men’s and boys’ shirts and offers its customers both a ready-to-wear range and made-to-measure service via its website and London-based store. Last year it opened two new stores in Nigeria and Ghana.
Arlene Foster said: “Securing this prestigious recognition is a marvellous achievement for Grosvenor Shirts, as Royal Warrants are a highly sought after acknowledgement of service, quality and excellence.
“Grosvenor has positioned itself strongly as a bespoke designer and manufacturer of the highest quality shirts and accessories. Working with Invest Northern Ireland, the company has explored export markets and developed a presence in new markets. It has embraced innovation and found ways to grow the business despite the economic downturn.
“The Royal Warrant will strengthen Grosvenor’s position in the sector and in key markets and I congratulate Managing Director Karl Dunkley and his team in Strabane on this achievement.”
Royal Warrants can be granted to individuals or companies which must have supplied goods or services to the households of Her Majesty The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales for a minimum of five years.
There are currently around 800 Royal Warrant holders, representing a cross-section of trade and industry ranging from traditional craftspeople to global multinationals.