The Queen‘s Award for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have been operating in various forms since 1966, developing over the years into the current format comprising four categories of Award.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in four categories International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and also for Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility), to recognise businesses who promote social mobility.

The Queen's Award is valid for five years. Successful organisations may fly the Queen’s Award flag at their principal premises and are entitled to use the Emblem on their stationery, advertising and goods. Commemorative articles can be given to employees.

To view the magazine for the 2019 Queen's Awards click here.

The Sustainable Development Award was refocussed in July 2019, with UK businesses being urged to join more than 7,000 winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award and apply for the Sustainable Development category. In a video message, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has encouraged more businesses to be sustainable and showcase their green credentials. Read more: 


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When The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were established in 1965, I could not have imagined how much they would grow in strength and reputation over the next 50 years. Read More
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Congratulations to all the recipients of this year's Queen's Awards for Enterprise. Your stories of commitment, ambition, success and, yes, enterprise are an inspiration to all of us. Read More
His Royal Highness
The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
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Warmest congratulations to all the winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Read More
Lesley Batchelor OBE
Director General Institute of Export & International Trade
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Congratulations to the 2014 winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The recipients of this year’s awards are a testament to the renewed entrepreneurial spirit taking shape in the United Kingdom, as the economy emerges from one of the most difficult periods in its history. Read More
Mark Carney
Governor of the Bank of England