It was a day of celebrations for Managing Director Stephen Bernhard and the team at grinding specialist Bernhard and Company when they officially received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise from the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, Martin Dunne.
The presentation took place at the company’s offices in Rugby and speaking at the event Stephen Bernhard, said, “We can be justifiably proud of this award which is a tribute to the entire team. And I want personally to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal supporters.”
Stephen Bernhard also paid tribute to his father, thanking him for his encouragement and support. Working initially in the family landscaping business Stephen concentrated on the grass maintenance aspects. From here he took an interest in Atterton and Ellis mower sharpening machinery that had a history dating back to the mid 1800s. And in the 1990s he became sole and outright owner of this company under the banner of Bernhard and Company, manufacturing and supplying Express Dual and Anglemaster grinders to golf clubs worldwide.
Stephen said, “This can be a great point for the business to find new directions in which to develop. It is also a time to reflect on how we can better serve our customers as they are the ones that put us here and helped us make the grade.”
Bernhard and Company www.bernhard.co.uk