The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’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, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen
  • presented the award at your company by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant
  • able to fly The Queen’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

You can find full details of eligibility and how to apply on the GOV.UK The Queen’s Award for Enterprise page