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Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business congratulated by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace event

A Lichfield and Burntwood-based business has been congratulated by Prince Charles at a royal reception in Buckingham Palace.

Representatives from Busy Bees meeting Prince Charles

Representatives from Busy Bees meeting Prince Charles

Busy Bees joined other recipients of the Queen’s Awards at the event after being honoured with the award for enterprise and promoting opportunity in April.

Karen Mackay, head of external affairs at Busy Bees and Fay Gibbin, CEO of BB Training Academy, met Prince Charles at the reception.

Karen said: “We were honoured to be personally congratulated by Prince Charles, and we were delighted that he took the time to individually greet each award winner.

“Fay and I both thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to meet other British businesses excelling in their field.

“My favourite part of the evening was when Prince Charles said to me ‘I don’t know how you look after 50,000 children – I only just manage to cope looking after three grandchildren’.”

The company’s first nursery was opened in Lichfield in 1984 and his since grown to almost 500 sites around the world.

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