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How can the Queens Award for Enterprise benefit your business? Free online event to find out more
  • Join the Black Country LEP and partners for an online event outlining how Black Country business can benefit from the Queens Award for Enterprise.
  • This free event takes place on Thursday 16 July, 10.30am – 12noon.
  • Find our more and register here:

The Black Country is full of exciting, innovative businesses - the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is a great way of celebrating business success. Join the Black Country LEP and partners for an online event on Thursday 16 July, 10.30am – 12noon outlining how Black Country business can benefit from the Queens Award for Enterprise.

This online session offers you:

  • A welcome from Stewart Towe DL CBE (Executive Group Chairman, Hadley Industries PLC)
  • An introduction to the West Midlands Lieutenancy with John Wood DL (Director at Liberty Engineering Group, Chair of the Wolverhampton Council Economic Growth Board, Sandwell Ambassador, Wolverhampton Business Champion).
  • A Queen’s Award for Enterprise Presentation from Tom Westley DL (Chairman of Westley Group, LEP Board Chair and Enterprise Zone Board Lead)
  • A talk from previous winners Fairfax Saddles and the benefits it brought to their organisation.
  • The chance to participate in a Q&A session.

Tom Westley DL, Black Country LEP Board Chair said:

“The Black Country has a fantastic reputation in business, innovation and manufacturing. Now, more than ever, companies across our area are responding to the current pandemic and adapting accordingly, as well as planning for the future.

“This online session is a real opportunity to learn more about the application process and the benefits the Award could bring to your business. This session aims to bring companies one step nearer to their own Queens Award for Enterprise and the very significant recognition and profile that comes with it.” 

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are given for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. Even in smooth trading times, winning a Queen’s Award can be transformative for a business. During this crisis, it could be more valuable than ever.

The awards take place annually and are presented to the winning company(s) by a Lord Lieutenant, one of the Queen’s representatives. Winners also get invited to a royal reception. They are allowed to fly the Queen’s Awards flag at their main offices, and use the official emblem on their marketing materials.

The online session on 16 July is organised by the Black Country LEP, Black Country Growth Hub, Dudley Council, Sandwell Council, Walsall Council, City of Wolverhampton Council and the West Midlands Lieutenancy. Find our more and register here:

Download a Black Country Queens Award for Enterprise information pack here:

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