Martin Collins Enterprises has retained its royal mark of approval by being re-granted the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen until 2023.
The Royal Warrant is a hallmark of quality, excellence and service and traditionally lasts for a period of five years. The Royal Warrant was originally granted by HM Queen Elizabeth II to Martin Collins Enterprises in 2008 as they had provided the surfaces for the Royal Household since the early 1990’s.
Over the past years they have constructed a number of all-weather arenas and riding tracks for the Royal Household.
With Royal Windsor Horse Show just a couple of weeks away (10th – 14th May 2017), of which all the surfaces are Martin Collins Enterprises, a visit to the Royal Warrant Holders Association Pavilion is a must for those interested in finding out which companies have been awarded a Royal Warrant.
‘Martin Collins Enterprises are delighted to be able to continue to display the Royal Warrant. Warrants have always been highly prized and we are enormously proud of our association to the Royal Household.’ said Nicholas Collins, General Manager at Martin Collins Enterprises Ltd.
Martin Collins began developing innovative, synthetic surfaces for equestrian use over 30 years ago and is the industry leader. Their aim is to continue to manufacture the best synthetic surfaces in the world which allow the horse to work to the best of its ability with the least risk of injury.
Royal warrants explained
Put simply it’s a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods to The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh or the Prince of Wales for at least five years, and have a current trading agreement with them. Once granted, a warrant lasts for up to five years and the company can display the relevant Royal Arms on premises and stationary, etc. The award of a Royal Warrant doesn’t mean the company in question is the best, just that they are the preferred supplier at that time – although the royal household may still buy from other places too.
The turnover of warrants is about 40 per year – 40 drop off and 40 new ones are issued. Any company can apply as long as they have supplied goods to the royal household for five years out of seven, and the window of opportunity to apply is from the end of March to the end of May each year.
There are currently around 800 live warrants and approximately 25 are for companies within the equestrian industry, including Charles Owen and Co, Clayden Horse Exercisers, Martin Collins Enterprises Ltd, Bennington Carriages, Buttons Saddlery, Allen and Page and Dodson and Horrell.