HRH The Duke of Kent KG visits Encocam: To mark the end of our 30th Anniversary year we were delighted to be visited by HRH The Duke of Kent KG, a special guest of our passive safety testing product division.

The Duke was greeted by Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence, Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet, Warrant Officer James Smalley and Encocam’s Managing Director, Paul Cope. The Duke met staff from across the business as well as the newly-elected Mayor of Huntingdon, Cllr Steve McAdam.

OliPaul Cope and Head of Sales and Marketing, Helen Dighton, took the Duke on a tour of the Crash Test Dummy Laboratory. Engineering staff and apprentices were on hand to explain their role in the design, development, engineering, moulding and manufacture of innovative products used by automotive manufacturers and organisations to test vehicle and pedestrian safety world-wide. The display featured specialist deformable crash test barriers and our most recent test products.

It was an honour to welcome His Royal Highness to Encocam to celebrate the international success of the business, and to mark the end of our 30th Anniversary year. It was a wonderful opportunity for us to talk about our products which contribute to vehicle occupant safety across the globe, and to recognise the efforts of our staff who play such a vital role in our success.

Paul Cope, Managing Director
Duke signing book

Asking questions about the development and testing process, the Duke was able to witness a series of live impact tests.

Following lunch the Duke was thanked by Paul Cope and was invited to unveil a commemorative plaque and sign the visitor’s book.

Cellbond Paul Cope with HRH The Duke of kent - plaque unveiling

A crowd of staff gathered together to see the unveiling and went outside to wave goodbye to His Royal Highness before tucking into a special celebration cake to mark the event.