About The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:

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

Full details can be found on the GOV.UK website and the Official Queen’s Award for Enterprise blog

Benefits of winning

The UK is full of exciting and innovative businesses and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is 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, this award is 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.

There are a large number of winners who are SME’s, however there are also a number of larger companies who have won. The minimum size of an eligible company is two full-time employees. The Queen’s Award is valid for five years and winning organisations will benefit from:

  • flying the Queen’s Award flag at their principal premises,
  • use of the Emblem on their stationery, advertising and goods. Commemorative articles can be given to employees
  • global recognition and added commercial value for your business
  • an edge over the competition and new business opportunities
  • a boost to your staff morale and company pride

Presentation ceremonies are conducted at the winners’ premises, by the Lord-Lieutenant of the County as HM The Queen’s representative. The Awards consist of a Grant of Appointment and a presentational item bearing the Emblem.

Additionally, representatives of the winning businesses will be invited to a celebratory Royal Reception.

Unsuccessful entrants receive feedback on both the strengths and guidance about how to improve future entries.

Eligibility How to enter