Riccardo Illy appointed Royal Warrant Holder for Prestat
Riccardo Illy, Chairman of the Polo del Gusto - the sub-holding of the Illy Group, incorporating all non-coffee related businesses, including Prestat - has been appointed Royal Warrant Holder for Prestat.
Prestat was awarded the honour of receiving a Royal Warrant as Purveyors of Chocolates by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1975, and in 1999 Prestat was awarded a second Royal Warrant by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother .
The Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who supply goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales. The Royal Warrant is granted to a named individual (the Grantee), it has a validity of five years, after which term, it may be renewed.
After being awarded its first RW in 1975, Prestat’s appointment to HM the Queen has always been renewed successfully and today it is handed over to Riccardo Illy, in his capacity as a President of the Group to which Prestat belongs.