In 2009, our associate in China Lew Dagger received the prestigious China Friendship Award as part of the recent celebrations for the 60th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. At the ceremony held in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, Vice Premier Zhang Dejiang presented the Award to 100 ‘foreign experts’ from around the world honoured on this occasion.
The tablet that is part of the Award, is inscribed with the words: “This Certificate of Friendship is awarded in appreciation of your enthusiastic support for China’s construction and your friendly co-operation”. A gold medal was also presented. Lew received the award for his specialised involvement in the horticulture industry in China.