Receiving a Royal warrant from Prince Charles has immensely boosted the prospects of Apex Packaging, a specialised packaging business from the UK.
Based in Brierley Hills, in West Midlands, the company was founded by 47 year-old Trevor Jones, the Managing Director at Apex Packaging. What started as a small family business in 1992, now employs 20 people, and is continuing to expand across the country. Apex Packaging makes made-to-order cartons and boxes. In the past, thy have supplied presentation boxes to Prince Charles’ Highgrove Estate, and to the Prince himself, at Clarence House.
Mr. Jones said about the Royal warrant: “It is surprising what doors it has opened for us. The warrant shows that we have sent significant supplies for the last five years to the Prince at Clarence House.”
A Royal warrant of appointment is a Coat of Arms issued by a member of the Royal Family, which allows suppliers to establish the fact that they provide goods to the issuer of the warrant, adding to their prestige. In the British Royal Family, only the three most senior members (that is, The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Prince of Wales) are allowed to issue a Royal warrant. So far, Prince Charles has granted 159 Royal warrants.
Confirmation of the Royal warrant of appointment from the Prince of Wales was given to Apex Packaging at the end of last year. The warrant reads: “By Appointment to H.R.H The Prince of Wales, Manufacturer of Presentation Boxes, Apex Packaging Ltd, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire.