Worcestershire Medal Service
Worcestershire Medal Service, Ltd. is a manufacturer of State honours and insignia. Established in 1988, they were granted a Royal Warrant as Medallists to Elizabeth II in 2008. Working with the UK Ministry of Defence to assist in the licensing of the production of medals, they became the first company to be granted such a licence in 2004. The Elizabeth Cross, produced by the sister company Gladman & Norman Ltd, is administered by Worcestershire Medal Service and the naming of crosses is undertaken by them.
On 1 December the UK Government announced that they had awarded the contract to manufacture the official diamond jubilee medal to Worcestershire Medal Service Ltd. Around 450,000 medals will be manufactured in their UK factory for presentation to Armed Forces and Emergency Services personnel in 2012.
Today they are approved manufacturers of all insignia issued by St James's palace which includes the George Cross, George Medal and Queen's Gallantry Medal.
As well as providing insignia to governments around the world, they also provide the largest selection of UK miniature and replacement medals.
- "Birmingham medal company fights for MoD contract to produce the Elizabeth Cross". Birmingham Post. 30 July 2009.