Thursday 20th April
The first Royal visit of my Shrieval year; I was in attendance as HRH The Duke of Kent visited Prometheus, a company based near Leominster, supplying state-of-the-art, pre-hospital medical equipment for use especially in trauma cases. The company trains healthcare professionals as well as lay people, and its world-wide reputation and export prospects are growing. It is a fascinating company with innovative products, and a strong company ethos of service to the community.
Then we moved on to the beautiful Hergest Croft Gardens near Kington, where the Duke was welcomed by Lawrence and Elizabeth Banks, planted a tree to commemorate his visit, and then joined representatives of the local community at lunch, before he went on to see Jo Hilditch’s British Cassis operation near Lyonshall.