Royal visitor business trip

THE Princess Royal is set to visit four local businesses to help them commemorate special birthdays on September 12.

She will visit Denby Pottery Ltd and Deb Ltd to open their new European Headquarters in their 70th year, Thorntons plc, of Somercotes, in their 100th year and David Nieper Ltd of Alfreton in their 50th year. This will be Derbyshire’s fourth royal visit in 2011 - following on from the visits of HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, HRH The Duke of Gloucester and HRH The Earl of Wessex.

Christopher Nieper, managing director of David Nieper, says: “It’s a fitting way to mark our Golden Jubilee year.”