Veritas Granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen

Veritas is delighted to announce that it has been granted a Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen as a Bespoke Manufacturer of Silver Gifts.

Managing Director, Mark Platt, is the individual grantee and is responsible for upholding the high standards of quality and service that are expected from holders of the warrant.

Mark commented, “Everyone in the company was thrilled to hear the news of the Royal Warrant. It is amazing that something which traces its roots back to the fifteenth century still excites so much excitement and pride for all those involved in the twenty-first.”

Veritas was founded by Mark in 2003, having served his apprenticeship in the luxury goods industry with well known names such as Tiffany & Co and Alfred Dunhill.

Veritas designs and makes bespoke gifts for some of the world’s best known companies and institutions, as well as for many major sporting organisations.

Veritas is also a licensee of Formula 1 Management, producing the Formula 1, Luxury Accessories Collection.

Seal of approval from the Queen

MOLE Valley’s MP was the appropriate man to congratulate a Dorking company for receiving a Royal Warrant.

Veritas Gifts has received the honour because one of many prestigious clients it has supplied over a period is the Queen, who presented Sir Paul Beresford with a knighthood 22 years ago. Royal Warrants are presented to companies that have provided goods or services to a senior royal for at least five years. Veritas Gifts has already achieved this, and it was founded just eight years ago.

Other glamorous names the company has designed and supplied gifts for include Aston Martin, Premier League football clubs and Formula One Management. But supplying items for the Queen means Veritas can now display the warrant on documents and communications.

Veritas applied to The Royal Warrant Holders Association, which subsequently made its recommendations. But the final decision to supply the warrant rests with the Queen. Veritas was delighted to be successful with its very first application. The prestigious mark now appears on its website, packaging, letters and brochures.

Finance director Melanie Hassey said: “We really do feel it has significantly helped our sales. It gives people a reassurance of our quality when they are dealing with us.”

Veritas, whose gifts include silver, cufflinks and leather accessories, started life in a small office in Bookham and its six employees are now based at Ranmore Common’s Dunley Hill Court. It works with a nearby silversmith and uses UK suppliers where possible.

Despite the difficult climate, the company continues to thrive. Mrs. Hassey added: “I think it’s because we’re in the right business sectors. We’ve made a lot of cufflinks and leathers for the most prestigious companies and associations. We’ve been able to ride out the recession.”

Text from the SURREY ADVERTISER – 10/02/2012
Picture by Steve Porter (Ref:SA120647_3.)