FOUNDED BY THOMAS DE LA RUE IN GUERNSEY ON 6TH FEBRUARY 1813, DE LA RUE IS A TRUSTED SUPPLIER TO GOVERNMENTS, CENTRAL BANKS, ISSUING AUTHORITIES AND COMMERCIAL ORGANISATIONS OPERATING IN OVER 150 COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD, COMMEMORATES ITS 200TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2013.
Port of Spain: May 3, 2013
De La Rue has been a trusted supplier of high security documents and cash processing solutions to Trinidad and Tobago since 1907. In addition to providing the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago with its currency and high speed banknote sorting machines, De La Rue has supplied passports, identity cards and cash processing solutions to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and the private sector.
During De La Rue’s 200th Anniversary visit to Port-of-Spain, a cocktail reception was held today at the British High Commissioner’s Residence hosted by His Excellency Arthur Snell, to celebrate with valued customers who have made a contribution to the Company’s history.
Ruth Euling said; “For any company to reach its 200th anniversary is a significant achievement and we are particularly grateful to the Government, the Central Bank and the private sector in Trinidad and Tobago. Without our valued customers we could not have achieved this historic milestone.”
Governor Jwala Rambarran of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago commented; “We have a long standing partnership with De La Rue which we hope will persist into the future. Over the years, our relationship has broadened beyond the printing of currency to the De La Rue Scholarship awards which are granted annually to students pursuing post graduate economic studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. The scholarship programme, now in its 10th year, has been very successful. The Bank applauds De La Rue for its excellent service and contribution to building national human capacity. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate De La Rue on its 200th anniversary.”
Since 2001, De La Rue has funded 27 post-graduate scholarships across the Caribbean for students studying for master degrees in Economics or Finance at the University of West Indies. As part of its 200th anniversary commemorations De La Rue has pledged to widen the academic programme to include Actuarial Science and also announced that it will be organising an internship programme for the De La Rue scholars who will be given the opportunity to undergo a work placement at De La Rue’s headquarters in the UK. This will provide a valuable insight into an organisation that has in recent years been involved in the design or production of over 150 currencies worldwide.
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Group Director of Communications, De La Rue
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