Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses
and spam, is honoured to announce that Her Majesty The Queen and
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh will visit the company's
new offices on 20 February.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Sophos's newly
built £32 million global headquarters in Abingdon, close to Oxford
and see the work done by the company's renowned experts who help
businesses worldwide defend themselves from spam and computer virus
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will tour the premises, meet
staff, and see experts working in high-security laboratories
analysing the very latest computer viruses.
Following the tour, The Queen will officially declare the
Sophos's Abingdon headquarters covers a total area of 145,000 sq
ft, is three storeys high and is finished externally in glass,
steel, aluminium and brick. The building can house 600 employees,
and provides extensive visitor and training facilities for Sophos
employees, partners and its customers. Other facilities include a
roof garden and a south-facing staff restaurant which overlooks
wild landscaping and a lake.
Sophos employs over 700 staff worldwide, and was declared
Company of the Year at the CBI Growing Business Awards in 2001 and
2003. The Company was also awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise
and The Queen's Award for Innovation in 2002.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.