News story: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: apply now


The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise the contributions and outstanding achievement of UK businesses in the following categories:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity through social mobility

Nearly 7,000 companies have been awarded a Queen’s Award since they began in 1966. Previous winners have benefited from worldwide recognition and an increase in commercial value. They’ve also reported greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

About the awards

If you win you’ll be:

  • invited to a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen
  • presented the award at your company by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant
  • able to fly The Queen’s Award flag at your main office and use the emblem on your marketing materials
  • given a Grant of Appointment and a commemorative crystal bowl

Competition information

  • you must apply before midday on Friday 1 September 2017
  • most UK businesses (including non-profits) can apply
  • you must apply online
  • you may apply for more than one category
  • the awards are valid for 5 years

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