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The Queens Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the UK's most prestigious business awards which recognise and encourage the outstanding achievements of UK businesses in the fields of:

  • Innovation;
  • International Trade;
  • Sustainable Development; and,
  • Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).

The UK is full of exciting and innovative businesses and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are a great way of celebrating their success.

Whether a small business with a great innovative product or service, or a larger company running an impressive social mobility programme, these awards are a prestigious way to recognise your contribution to enterprise.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are open to applications from almost all businesses of all sizes throughout the UK in every sector.

Benefits of winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

  • The use of a recognised emblem that will get your business noticed, above and beyond the competition.
  • Global recognition that your company is outstanding in its field.
  • Increase in sales and growth
  • Boost staff morale
  • Invitation to attend a Buckingham Palace reception.
73% of winners in the International Trade category directly attributed increased sales to winning a Queen’s Award*

How to apply

Almost all UK businesses (including non profit) can apply and the application process is free.

All applications must be made online and you may apply for more than one category.

The application process for the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise closes at midday on Friday 1st September 2017.

All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available at

For more information, please contact:

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Office
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
4th Floor – Spur 2
1 Victoria Street

Telephone: 020 7215 6880
Twitter: @TheQueensAwards

*research of International Trade winners between 2012—2015 carried out by the University of Strathclyde

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