"These awards are widely considered the highest accolade to be bestowed upon a UK business, celebrating the British companies that have showed outstanding achievement in trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. However, never before have they been so relevant. This year has seen unprecedented difficulties; it has been a time of turbulent change akin only to that experienced in wartime. Companies, large and small, across the UK have had to innovate, respond to Government’s call for help and rise to challenges never before faced."

H.R.H. The Duke of Kent

I would like to congratulate this year’s winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

These awards are widely considered the highest accolade to be bestowed upon a UK business, celebrating the British companies that have showed outstanding achievement in trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

However, never before have they been so relevant. This year has seen unprecedented difficulties; it has been a time of turbulent change akin only to that experienced in wartime. Companies, large and small, across the UK have had to innovate, respond to Government’s call for help and rise to challenges never before faced.

The Queen’s Awards are, therefore, more significant in 2020. They are a special way of thanking everyone who works so hard to make the UK’s world-leading businesses a success. As Britain, and the rest of the world, emerges from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic, the winners’ input, on a global scale, will be invaluable.

Congratulations once again to all of 2020’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners.

H.R.H. The Duke of Kent, K.G.

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