By Royal Appointment

The history of the Warrant

The history of the Royal Warrant can be traced back to medieval times, when competition for Royal favour was intense and the Monarch had the pick of the country’s best tradespeople. By the 15th century, the Lord Chamberlain, as head of the Royal Household, formally appointed tradespeople with a Royal Warrant of Appointment – a practice that continues to this day.
A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a document that permits a company to use the Royal Arms in connection with its business in an appointed trading capacity. It is granted for up to five years at a time as a mark of recognition for the ongoing supply of goods or services to the Royal Household. We were first granted the Warrant from HRH The Prince of Wales in 2018

Today there are around 800 holders of Royal Warrants of Appointment representing a huge cross-section of trade and industry, from individual craftspeople to global multi-nationals. We are united by a commitment to the highest standards of service, quality, excellence and craftsmanship.

The qualifying criteria

To qualify for a Royal Warrant, businesses must provide goods or services to the royal family on a regular basis. A royal warrant is a mark of recognition for companies who have supplied the Royal households with goods for the last 5 years and currently have an ongoing trade arrangement. Our focus is our work to supply His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales with a variety of timber greenhouses and cold frames to the Highgrove Gardens.

What the Warrant means to us

Being awarded the Royal Warrant for our greenhouses is a testament of our dedication to manufacturing and installation to the highest possible standard, providing exemplary service levels and continually striving to maintain and evolve our standards of ethics and sustainability.

Our relationship with Highgrove Gardens

As highgrove is the estate where we conduct most of our work connected to the Warrant, we have become very passonate about the gardens and the affiliated Royal Warrant Holders Association of Highgrove. In 2023, Chris, our Managing Director became a council member of the Highgrove Warrant Holders Association where he continues to contribute as best we can as a Warrant holder to the Estate. It also give us an oppurutntiy to converge our work and the donations we make to the newly established Princes Foundation schemes operating from Highgrove.