Bromsgrovian's medals to mark Queen's Jubilee

By Sarah Beard 16/02 Updated: 16/02 15:33

Buy photos » Phil McDermott with the Jubilee medal. Photo by Marcus Mingins 0512026MMR

A BROMSGROVE medal maker has been selected to showcase its craft for the Queen's Jubilee.

Worcestershire Medals, based in Sidemoor, was awarded the biggest medal contract since World War One by the UK Government after going through a European tender process.

And it has produced 450,000 of the gongs which are being presented to serving members of the armed and emergency forces, who have completed five years service.

They will also be given to all living recepients of the Victoria Cross and George Cross, as well as members of the Royal Household.

The £7million contract has enabled Worcestershire Medals to create new jobs and secure the futures of their current employees.

Phil McDermott, founder of Worcestershire Medals, said: ''We are highly delighted and extremely proud we have beaten off European competition and domestically, the Royal Mint, to be chosen to produce this historic medal.''

Mr McDermott now has his sights on the potential Platinum Jubilee.

He said: ''We wish Her Majesty well and look forward to the opportunity to compete again for the medal to mark that occasion.''

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