Merci Maman has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 in the International Trade category for a second time.
The jewellery company was founded in 2007 by Béatrice and Arnaud de Montille, and now employs a team of 40 with three offices in London, Paris and Berlin.
Two members of the Merci Maman team will now attend a royal reception at Buckingham Palace this summer. They previously won the same award in 2017.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is given to British-based businesses and organisations that excel at international trade, innovation and sustainable development. It is the highest official UK award for British businesses and has been presented by the Queen since 1965.
The award came in recognition of its growth strategy after it almost tripled its overseas sales over the last three years. International trade now accounts for over 70% of its business, and the brand now plans to expand further into Europe.
It is also a recognition of the company’s corporate social responsibility strategy and its “innovative modern management style, mixing ambition, trust and humanism”.
Company founder, Arnaud de Montille, said: “We are so honoured to receive this award and to be recognised by The Queen for our International Trade strategy.
“I feel so proud and humbled to have had this support and I look forward to the Royal reception this summer.”
She added: “We are thrilled to receive this recognition for a second time for our consistent growth.
“In these troubled times of coronavirus, our messages of togetherness and strong team spirits are paramount.”