Sir Kenneth Grange receives knighthood from the Queen
Sir Kenneth Grange, the designer of the original Kenwood Chef was included in the 2013 New Years Honours List and became a Knight of the realm. Sir Kenneth Grange (83) received his Knighthood for services to design in an impressive career that has spanned decades and includes the creation of the iconic and ground breaking Kenwood kitchen appliance.
“It’s a great and well deserved honour for Sir Kenneth, he has always been a talented designer and we’re especially proud at Kenwood to have benefited from his creative genius. Over sixty years on from the launch of the Kenwood Chef we remain a British brand that leads the market, something that I’m sure is testimony to the statement designs and our development team’s continued efforts to make it meet the demands of the modern household,” comments Mark Welch, Kenwood CEO.
This news follows the announcement that 16 members of the Kenwood Engineering Department have been awarded Qualified Chartered Engineer status in July 2012, demonstrating that Kenwood is continuing its quest for bettering and driving British engineering innovation.
Kenwood has been a leader in the home baking market since its pioneering Kenwood Chef took households by storm in the 1950s, allowing aspiring and experienced cooks to mix, blend, grind and chop with just one device. Further new product development helps keep this great British brand innovative, on trend and switched on to the nation’s needs.