Queens-Awards-2016-0051The company behind our Grade II listed building’s accessible entrance lift, Sesame Access, was invited to Buckingham Palace on Thursday 14th July 2016 to meet The Queen and to celebrate winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation 2016.

Our congratulations go to Charlie Lyons (Chairman) and Alison Lyons (Director of Commercial Development) who attended the Reception on behalf of Sesame Access.

Members of the Royal Family attending the reception with The Queen included The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Princess Eugenie of York, The Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Steven Lyons, Managing Director of Sesame Access noted: “We are extremely proud that my Father’s invention and our innovation and engineering has been formally recognised by the Queen in this prestigious award. Our world class designers and engineers are consistently pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in disabled access, to ensure every building is accessible to all.  This award is testament to all their hard work”.


It was a great honor to speak to The Queen, Princess Anne, Prince Philip, Princess Michael and the Duke of Kent and explain more to them about our award winning Sesame lifts.  The Royal Family were particularly interested in how Sesame lifts give wheelchair users, particularly injured ex service men and women, freedom to access any building, including Grade I Listed Buildings.  The Queen in particular was very interested in our engineering.  It was a wonderful event and a great celebration of British Innovation

Charlie Lyons, Chairman, Sesame Access



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