Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Business Awards

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious Awards for business performance. They recognise and reward outstanding achievement by UK companies. They are presented in four separate categories:
  • International Trade
  • Innovation
  • Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility
  • Sustainable Development

The photograph above shows the Lord-Lieutenant presenting the Award to Americhem Europe Ltd. and below to Link International.

The Awards are made each year by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.

Judging is thorough. To apply for The Queen's Award for Enterprise you must:

  • be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
  • file its Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services and is under its own management
  • have at least 2 full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents
  • demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility

Your organisation can be a business or non-profit. Each of the award categories has additional entry criteria.

November 2008 saw the presentation of the Award to Trinity Integrated Sytems Ltd., Sale.

The photograph to the right shows the Lord-Lieutenant and The Lord Mayor of Manchester who were present on the day.

For further information please go to the website:

https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise