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The King’s Award for Enterprise celebrates outstanding achievement across various sectors

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The King’s Awards for Enterprise are are valid for 5 years and are made for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the following categories:

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

The Award

If your company wins, you will be:

  • invited to a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace.
  • presented the award at your company by one of The King’s representatives – a Lord-Lieutenant
  • able to fly The King’s Award flag at your main office, and use the emblem on your marketing materials (for example, on your packaging, advertisements, stationery and website)
  • given a Grant of Appointment and a commemorative crystal bowl

Reported benefits include worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and, importantly, a boost to staff morale.

Making a nomination

Find full details of eligibility and how to apply on GOV.UK – The King’s Award for Enterprise page.

Last reviewed: April 30, 2024 by Kailani

Next review due: October 30, 2024

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