A HURLEY company which invented several new products for dog owners has been honoured by the Queen.
Carina Evans, the founder of Dog Rocks Distribution, visited Buckingham Palace to collect her Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade.
It was presented by Her Majesty and James Puxley, the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.
Mrs Evans, of Honey Lane, founded the company in 2006 and has previously won the Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
The former GB skeleton bobsledder co-owns it with former England international polo players Andrew Hine and Nick Evans.
The firm’s main product is Dog Rocks, which are added to dogs’ water bowls to reduce the damage their urine inflicts on lawns.
The company also sells drinking bowls with built-in water filters, calming and dietary supplements and a “non-tip” feed bowl.
Mrs Evans said: “It was a fantastic honour to visit Buckingham Palace and meet the Queen.
“It really makes all the hard work and grit worthwhile and is a great reward for the perseverance of my team.”