Bracknell, 6th May 2014: Redwood Technologies today welcomed His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex to its UK headquarters, Radius Court.
The Earl, youngest son of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and best known as Prince Edward, visited Redwood as part of his 50th birthday tour of the historical Saxon Kingdom of Wessex. Organisations from business, academia and the voluntary sector, representing the finest attributes of the Wessex region, were put forward by Local Government, with Redwood being nominated by Bracknell Forest Borough, in which the company has been based since its foundation in 1993. Radius Court, purchased in 2013, is Redwood’s fifth home in the Borough.
Today’s Royal Visit witnessed a double coming-of-age, with Redwood celebrating its 21st anniversary within days of The Earl marking his own half-century. The occasion also provided an opportunity to celebrate the success of Redwood’s younger sister, Content Guru, as a fast-growing pioneer of cloud communications.
The Earl was accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant for Berkshire, the Honourable Mrs Bayliss JP, and civic dignitaries including the Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Bracknell.
The Earl was welcomed by Redwood founders Sean Taylor and Martin Taylor. After meeting with the company’s senior team, The Earl was escorted to Radius Court’s Customer Experience Centre for an insight into Redwood’s award-winning Big Communications technology. From there the party moved to the Network Operations Centre, where live services were inspected on the centre’s newly-installed wall screen.
The Earl then toured Redwood’s offices, meeting with departments ranging from project management and applications engineering, through research & development and technical writing, to sales & marketing, finance and administration.
The Royal Visit concluded with the ceremonial cutting of two specially-commissioned commemorative cakes to mark the double milestone.
Redwood Director, Martin Taylor, commented: “We are thrilled to have been selected to welcome His Royal Highness to the heart of Europe’s tech industry in the Thames Valley. The Earl showed his keen interest in high technology and communications, and the whole team were delighted to give him an understanding of their work.”
Redwood Managing Director, Sean Taylor, added: “I am delighted His Royal Highness made an important milestone for Redwood even more memorable. It was lovely to link historical Wessex with the modern heart of Tech Valley and a real honour for our business.”