The Queen’s Award for Enterprise


The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise and encourage the outstanding achievements of UK businesses in the fields of:

  •  Innovation;
  •  International Trade;
  •  Sustainable Development; and,
  • Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).

The UK is full of exciting and innovative businesses  and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are 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, these awards are 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.

Benefits of winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise

The use of a recognised emblem that will get your business noticed, above and beyond the competition.

Global recognition that your company is outstanding in its field.

Increase in sales and growth

Boost staff morale

Invitation to attend a Buckingham Palace reception.


73% of winners in the International Trade category directly attributed increased sales to winning a Queen’s Award*

*research of International Trade winners between 2012—2015 carried out by the University of Strathclyde

How to apply

Almost all UK businesses (including non profit) can apply and the application process is free

All applications must be made online and you may apply for more than one category.

The application process for the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise closes at midday on Friday 1st September 2017

All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available here


04 August 2017

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