A devoted Lincoln factory worker recently met with Her Royal Highness the Queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh. Ann Saunders, who has been working for Dynex Semiconductor for nearly 50 years, was selected to represent the firm at the Buckingham Palace Awards for Enterprise reception.
Sanuders, who works as a shop floor manufacturing operative at the firm’s Doddington Road factory, was nominated by her colleagues as being most deserving to attend the prestigious event.
After discovering she had been selected, Saunders, who had never even been to London, wasted no time in telling her family and work friends the good news. Before heading down to the capital with Dynex Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Bob Lockwood (pictured), she decided to get herself a new outfit.
“I went shopping for a new dress, jacket and accessories and I splashed £400 on a pink silk dress covered with navy flowers, a pink-edged navy jacket and navy handbag and shoes,” Saunders explained.
The Royal reception saw around 250 guests grace the palace, all of whom were welcomed with champagne and canapés. Soon after Mrs. Saunders found herself curtsying and shaking hands with both Her Majesty and the Duke Of Edinburgh. She described the whole experience as wonderful.
Dynex Semiconductor, who designs and manufactures a range of globally used high tech power products, are enjoying a significant year. CFO Bob Lockwood detailed that in addition to getting an Award for Enterprise from the Queen, the company has also secured additional investment for research and development, which will create 15 local jobs over the next 18 months.