The Codestone Group is deeply saddened by the passing of the United Kingdom’s beloved monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. In our wonderfully diverse company, whilst we count among us colleagues and friends with many nationalities, as a UK company it is right that we pay tribute to her. Queen Elizabeth II has served as our queen and head of state for over seventy years, a life of devoted duty and public service to the UK and Commonwealth of nations which at the same time is very real but almost beyond imagination. Throughout those seven decades, she has served with fortitude, dignity and humility through immeasurable change in this country and across the world. Remarkably, her public service continued into her 96th year, as just this week she invited her fifteenth Prime Minister to form a UK government. During her lifetime she championed the Commonwealth, a family of 54 nations and 2.5 billion people. As head of state for fifteen countries, she is respected, loved and admired around the world. For those of us who are British and for many others, she has been a constant presence throughout our lifetimes. We know that many of you amongst our customers, suppliers and other business partners will share in our admiration and affection for her and deep sadness at her loss. Rest in peace our remarkable queen and thank you for your lifetime of service to the UK and the Commonwealth.