Prop Store, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies who were established in Little Chalfont in 1998, has today announced they have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award.
The award is for International Trade for Outstanding Short-Term Growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is widely recognised as the highest accolade for business success in the UK. The award recognises British companies that have excelled in innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
Currently based in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, Prop Store provides movie fans and collectors with artefacts; props, costumes and other ephemera used to create motion pictures and television shows, from cult favourites to major studio blockbusters.
They also sell to institutions, museums, and archives to ensure that items once seen as waste and a by-product of the film making process are now collected, archived and displayed as artefacts with intrinsic value.
Stephen Lane, CEO and founder of Prop Store, commented on the award: “It’s hard to fully articulate what it means to see Prop Store awarded with such a coveted and prestigious prize as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Just over 20 years ago, this was a hobby I turned into a small business, initially run from my home office.
“Now we’ve been officially recognised as an outstanding player on the world stage, and that hobby – collecting movie props and memorabilia – feels ultimately validated as a truly valuable commercial and cultural enterprise.”