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Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal pays visit to Aico’s headquarters

02 November 2021

AICO WAS honoured to receive Her Royal Highness Princess Anne as a guest at the fire and carbon monoxide protection system specialist’s headquarters on Friday 8 October. Her Royal Highness’ arrival on site was in recognition of the company’s impact as a prominent business in Shropshire.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal arrived at Aico headquarters in Oswestry and was greeted by Aico’s managing director Neal Hooper, alongside local dignitaries Mandy Thorn (Deputy Lieutenant of Shropshire), Councillor Vince Hunt (chair of Shropshire Council), Owen Paterson (North Shropshire MP), Councillor Mark Jones (the Mayor of Oswestry) and also Ruth Jones, Mayoress of Oswestry.

Hooper conducted an in-depth tour of Aico’s building and facilities, providing Her Royal Highness with an insight into the company’s history, its pioneering innovations within the home life safety realm and also the business’ award-winning Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Each of Aico’s four bespoke Mobile Training and Demonstration Units were on display. The Princess Royal was informed of how the company’s ethos of education, quality, service and innovation drives all that it does, enabling the delivery of its Mission Statement, promoting Best Practice and engaging with communities in order to deliver safer homes.

Commemorative plaque

After meeting with Aico | HomeLINK colleagues and discussing the significant work the company transacts for the UK housing sector, as well as the support it duly affords the local and wider community, Her Royal Highness was then presented with a gift – a horse headcollar adorned with an Aico monogram.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal concluded the visit with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque that will reside in the atrium at the company’s headquarters.

Neal Hooper commented: “At Aico, we’re committed to providing the highest quality in all that we do and this is evident in our passionate people, continued innovation, exceptional service and unrivalled support. Our philosophy has provided a foundation for growth. We’re constantly driving forward and seeking novel ways of doing things which has proved to be the essence of our approach to Corporate Social Responsibility. To receive this recognition from Her Royal Highness is an absolute honour. We are privileged to have been able to share Aico’s ethos with The Princess Royal.”

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