As the country continues to take tentative steps to ease lockdown measures, the Queen praised the generous spirit shown by several businesses over the past few months. In a rare statement, the monarch said: “As many organisations around the country are reopening, I send my warmest best wishes and support to business communities throughout the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and across the world.
“At a time of great difficulty for many, it is heartwarming to see the civic response and generosity of so many businesses, small and large, to the challenges posed, whether supporting the health sector or vulnerable communities.”
Speaking as patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, the Queen added: “As Patron of the British Chambers of Commerce, it gives me great pride to see the contribution you and your members are making to help firms, champion trade and rebuild communities.
“I wish all businesses every success in their endeavours in these weeks and months ahead.”
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