PRINCE Charles will unveil a plaque at a satellite company based near Hereford as the royal visits Herefordshire tomorrow (Tuesday).

The aim of the visit to ETL Systems, a British satellite technology company, is to commend the company on its global success working from the rural location in Madley.

The company said 80% of its products to 120 countries worldwide to large blue-chip companies and have previously won three Queen's Awards for enterprise in Herefordshire.

HRH The Prince Of Wales will be shown around the expanding site by owners Ian Hilditch and Dr Esen Bayar.

He will also meet staff, key customer Spectra Group as well as Hereford's new engineering university, NMiTE, of which ETL is a founder member.

A commemorative plaque to the owners and all 120 on-site staff will be unveiled during the visit.

Mr Hilditch said: "We are extremely honoured that HRH The Prince Of Wales has chosen to commend ETL's success.

"We look forward to welcoming His Royal Highness to our site and sharing the passion we have for growing the company, boosting the local economy, and serving our clients with high quality products manufactured in the heart of rural Herefordshire."

Customers of the business include governments, telecoms companies and broadcasters across the globe.