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Best of British

Posted on Friday 02 August 2013

12.6.2013: Report;

"Following the wonderful international works completed by Hare & Humphreys during 2012, Cathy Littlejohn and Peter Hare represented the UK trade & Industry departments export division for the "Best of British" presentation. The prestigious event held by The British Ambassador to Belgium Jonathan Brenton was by invitation only and held at the official residence in Brussels."

Referring to the quality of works achieved by Hare & Humphreys Ltd at the residence during his speech, the Ambassador underlined the Belgian-British identity of the Residence, calling it “a Belgian home as well as a British one – with a Belgian style that we have had lovingly restored". The project, managed by the FCO approved international building contractors OSI, required a careful minimum intervention style from the H&H team led by Dean Farley. The intention was to lift the interiors by adding "presence and importance" yet ensuring that all enhancements of the rooms maintained the original character.

"H&H were selected to represent the UK's decoration, conservation and arts industry at the glittering event attended by over 300 guests."

The Belgian royal family were represented by Prince Laurent and his wife, Somerset-born Princess Claire.