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UK qualifications recognised at Queen’s Awards

London-based awarding organisation Learning Resource Network has been recognised for its outreach of qualifications provision in the UK and overseas by the highest official UK awards for British businesses.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade is the highest business award in the UK. Photo: LRN

LRN has recently launched International GCSE and AS/A Level qualifications for students across the globe

The provider was awarded the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise (International Trade) in 2020 and recently joined an official reception at Windsor Castle, along with members of the royal family.

LRN works in regions including Pakistan and has recently launched International GCSE and AS/A Level qualifications for students across the globe.

LRN chief executive officer Muhammad Zohaib Tariq attended the official Windsor Castle reception to celebrate the 2020 recognition.

“The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade is a great testament to the hard work and commitment by the LRN team – and to meet so many members of the Royal Family at the reception was a day that will stay with us all,” he said.

Hosted by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, the event was also attended by Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, the Honorable Lady Ogilvy.

“Not only is it important to be recognised as meeting such high standards, but it is also rewarding to be acknowledged as the peers of other awardees,” Tariq added.

“This award has boosted team morale throughout the pandemic, and we look forward to a continuing bright future at LRN.”

“It is wonderful when we are recognised by an award such as this”

“As an organisation, we’re driven by securing achievements for our staff, centres, wider stakeholders and most importantly, our students,” Lawrence Watson, the chairman of LRN’s Governing Council said.

“It is wonderful when we are recognised by an award such as this. Working so hard, as we have all done through the pandemic, attending the award event was a great opportunity to meet and talk with other like-minded businesses and organisations.”

Winners of the 2021 awards also included relative new player London Examinations Board, which offers programs and qualifications predominantly in Asia, and is looking to expand to new markets in Africa, Europe and other regions.

Another winner in 2021 was London-based charity Breaking Barriers in the Promoting Opportunity category. The organisation is seeking to help refugees and people of refugee background to acquire knowledge, confidence, and experience to get stable and fulfilling employment.

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