HRH The Princess Royal to Visit Redditch Business Oakland International

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will launch The Oakland Foundation at Redditch food distribution specialist Oakland International on Friday 28th June, whilst also attending a Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Symposium to be held at the Oakland site. Oakland International's Managing Director, Mr Dean Attwell, will escort HRH Her Royal Highness during her visit to the multi award winning family owned business. The Princess will  hear about the company's initiative of the Oakland Academy, a dedicated staff training facility, and will unveil a commemorative plaque to launch The Oakland Foundation, before meeting volunteers from Oakland International and local charities supported by the Foundation, as well as representatives from Oakland’s longstanding CSR community based initiatives. Mr Attwell commented: "This is fantastic news and positive acknowledgement of all the hard work undertaken by the local business community and our team members - it is a real honour for our business to be considered worthy of a visit by a member of our Royal Family." HRH will hear about why Oakland International formalised their charitable activities via the Oakland Foundation; supporting four core initiatives of Health, Nutrition, Education and Sport to help underprivileged children in the local Redditch and Bromsgrove communities. She will also meet and talk with representatives from local companies attending the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Symposium. Mike Ashton Chief Executive, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce said: “It is a real honour that HRH The Princess Royal will be visiting Oakland International and a real opportunity for Oakland and other local businesses to showcase the good work that they are doing with community based initiatives.”