A WORCESTER engineering firm received a royal visit on Wednesday to mark its 21st year in business.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited Spin UK Ltd as part of a day of official visits, having opened the University of Worcester Art House and visited the Worcester Snoezelen on the same day.

The Duke arrived on Wednesday afternoon to meet staff at the company's site in St Johns who specialise in the design and build of engine testing systems.

A spokesman for the company said: "Spin are very proud of our Worcester roots, this visit marks our 21st year of trading in Worcester.

“Our staff really enjoyed the experience of meeting the Duke, to showcase what we do and to have the opportunity to raise our profile to those outside the industry.

"We are also celebrating the achievement of receiving a global award for Safety improvement by Ford Motor Company Powertrain for the design and build of a new engine test system."

Spin UK were joined by Richard Lovell and Ian Bennion from our key customer, Cummins Inc. and the Managing Director of Spin group, Josep Maria Gines.

The Duke unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion and received a gift of a Worcester City Football Club scarf to remind him of the City.