A Wandsworth businessman attended an event at Buckingham Palace to celebrate his company scooping a trade award.

My Nametags, a label company, celebrated its Queen’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in International Trade at the reception hosted by His Royal Highness Prince Charles.

Lars B. Andersen founded the company 14 years ago which has rapidly grown into a business that distributes to 127 countries globally.

Despite this expansion, all employment and production remains in the UK.

These achievements have been recognised by The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which is celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year.

Speaking of the award, Lars B. Andersen said: “As a UK company, we were incredibly honoured to be recognised for our success in global markets. The reception saw the coming together of representatives from equally inspiring and growing businesses throughout the country, and to meet with so many was incredibly exciting.”

The success of My Nametags has seen the company out-grow four offices, and has led to the creation of nine international websites, including France, Italy, and The Netherlands.

Lars added: “With an office move planned this week to keep up with growth, we cannot wait to see what the future will bring for My Nametags.”

The award will later be officially presented to My Nametags by the Lord-Lieutenant at the company’s Wandsworth offices.