On Thursday 3 April, 2014, Mayor J. van der Tak of the municipality of Westland presented a Royal Honour to Henk Salome, who was the Director of the Retail Division at Dutch Flower Group (DFG) until 1 April 2014. He received this honour, which is awarded to the Officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, during his farewell party, which was held in the Oude Kerk in Naaldwijk.
Henk Salome has been affiliated with the Van Duyn Groep in Naaldwijk, which later became Dutch Flower Group, for thirty years. He has made a significant contribution to the growth of DFG's eight retail companies and strengthening the horticulture sector in the Netherlands, especially the floriculture industry. He managed to achieve a strong international position of the retail companies prioritising corporate social responsibility.
Henk Salome has also done his best for society in various posts. He currently chairs tennis club LTC in Naaldwijk and plays an active role in Patijnenburg's Supervisory Board and on behalf of the Kiwanis Westland Foundation.