Blue Eyed Sun founders Jo and Jeremy Corner attended a special event at Buckingham Palace yesterday (Thursday July 14) for companies who won Queen’s Awards this year.
The greeting card company is the recipient of a Queen’s Award for export in recognition of its continued successful export growth over the last three years.
Managing director Jeremy Corner said: “It was an incredible honour to meet the Queen, present her with one of our 90th birthday cards and tell her a little bit about Blue Eyed Sun.
“The reception was attended by the Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Princess Eugenie of York, The Duke of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent, who we were also lucky enough to meet. It was a fun and exciting evening.
“Our Queen’s Award is testament to the hard work and dedication of our fantastic team and the wonderful partnerships we have with our distributors in the many countries we export to around the world.”
The award was especially significant for Blue Eyed Sun in the year when the Queen is celebrating her ninetieth birthday and has received over 80,000 greeting cards congratulating her on reaching this milestone.
Blue Eyed Sun is an award-winning greeting card company specialising in hand-made and high-end design-led greetings cards. Founded by Jo and Jeremy in 2000, the business sells to gift and card shops around the world. Customers include Harrods, Paperchase, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Fenwick and Cards Galore, as well as many of the top independent retailers across the UK. Jeremy is vice-chairman of The Giftware Association.
Blue Eyed Sun is exhibiting at the Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate from July 17-20 (stand DP5-58) and the Autumn Fair at the NEC in Birmingham from September 4-7 (stand 4D03).