One of the last-ever Queen’s Awards is presented to 10to8
10to8 has expressed pride at having received one of the very last Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
The company finally received their Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade last week, just days before the death of the nation’s longest-ever reigning monarch.
“We were deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” said a spokesperson for 10to8. “It was an enormous honour to have been presented with one of the very last Queen’s Awards just last week.
“Her dedication, commitment and loyalty during her reign has been remarkable.”
The Bradfield Centre-based appointment scheduling software company won the award in April.
And on August 29, 10to8’s founders, CEO Matthew Cleevely and managing director Dr Richard Hills, were presented with the Enterprise award in a ceremony at The Bradfield Centre by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Mrs Julie Spence.
Accompanying her were Her Majesty’s Deputy Lord Lieutenant Mr Chris Parkhouse and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet Ms Paris Bufton. Special guests included Mrs Jennifer Crompton, High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, and her husband Mr John Crompton.
10to8’s recognition is thanks to outstanding short-term growth in overseas sales over the last three years. The company, founded in 2011, helps organisations of every size schedule bookings with their clients. From the NHS in the UK to banks overseas, 10to8 schedules millions of bookings a month for hundreds of thousands of companies in 40-plus languages worldwide.
During the Covid-19 pandemic the company even helped schedule the vaccination programme for an entire country.
Matthew Cleevely, CEO, said: “It was a privilege to be honoured with the award, and to welcome Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Mrs Julie Spence, who was greatly interested in our business and the dedicated team at 10to8.”
Richard Hills, managing director and chief product officer, added: “Our brilliant international team was recognised today with this honour.
“We work closely with customers so they can provide exceptional customer experiences, and this award is a milestone that celebrates that collaboration.”
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, the highest official UK awards for British businesses, were launched in 1966.