RSL at the Queen's Award Ceremony, 2018

On the 28th of June, HM the Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for representatives of the winning companies from this year’s 2018 Queens Award Enterprise ceremony.

RSL Founder, Norton Yorke and CEO John Simpson were present at Buckingham Palace where they picked up the Queens Award for Enterprise in International Trade. This is widely regarded as the most prestigious business awards in the country, with the 2018 award marking the 52nd anniversary of the scheme. Receiving this award shows how much RSL has accomplished since its inception in 1991, and we feel extremely honoured to be recognised for our contribution to music education, not just here in the UK, but around the globe.

"Since we started Rockschool in 1991 we pioneered pop and rock music education - from our world firsts in establishing guitar, bass and drums grade exams to our vocational qualifications which have been taken by world beating artists and our most recent innovation in music production exams, Rockschool has always led the way in British music education. I am so proud and honoured that our achievements in the past few years in establishing our exams as a global leader in our field in more than 40 countries has been recognised with this Queen's A ward. Thank you to our staff and to all the young musicians who have come on this journey with us."

Norton York, Founder & Chairman RSL Awards (Rockschool ltd)