Marshalls plc, the hard landscaping manufacturer, has played host to His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester at its offices in Elland, West Yorkshire.
The Duke was given presentations on the company’s 105 year history, from the first quarrying of stone from the surrounding Pennine hills, to its involvement now on numerous landmark projects throughout the UK. He then went on to officially open a new garden area at the offices.
Marshalls has several connections with its materials and the Royal household. In the 1940’s Hanson Marshall hand-carved a decorative Yorkstone compass which he presented to their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Agricultural Show, York, in 1948. The piece was later placed on the lawn at Balmoral Castle, Scotland.
Graham Holden, Chief Executive Officer, Marshalls plc, said: “His Royal Highness Duke of Gloucester was extremely interested in the company’s history and the projects we undertake in the UK and around the world today.
“He was also particularly interested to hear about our pioneering work in sustainability from the Carbon Labelling of all our manufactured product range, ethical sourcing of materials and the commitments to the communities we work in both at home and abroad.”