Plum Play wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 

Lincolnshire-based business Plum Play is one of 226 national organisations to be recognised with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. 

Now in its 56th year, the Queen’s Award celebrates outstanding businesses in four categories: Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity.

This year, Plum Play has been globally recognised with the award for International Trade, which highlights businesses that have demonstrated substantial growth in overseas earnings and commercial success within their sector.

The award-winning business specialises in outdoor play equipment with a focus on creating products that are sustainable and durable. Established in 1988 by husband-and-wife, Jonathan and Diane Schaffer, the company is now run by son Paul Schaffer, who is Managing Director.

The award is a significant milestone for the company, which has offices in the UK, Hong Kong and Sydney and exports to over 50 countries.

Managing Director, Paul Schaffer, says: “We are extremely proud and honoured to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award. From launching our first toy over 30 years ago to now, selling to more than 50 countries, it’s been quite a journey!

“Plum Play was set up to offer children toys that look great, are super-safe and have that all-important fun factor. This award is a recognition of all our hard work and will increase opportunities for us to break into new markets and raise further awareness of the brand.”

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About Tessa Clayton

A former Chief Sub of Red magazine, Tessa Clayton is the Digital Editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. As a freelance journalist she specialised in writing about parenting and family life, and has contributed to a wide variety of publications and websites including Tesco online, Mother & Baby, Livingetc, Junior, Boots Health & Beauty, Practical Parenting and babycentre.co.uk. Get in touch at tessa.clayton@biz-media.co.uk

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