What is the Queen’s Award for Enterprise?

The Queen’s Awards recognise outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the fields of; innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity. The Awards celebrate the successes of innovative businesses in the UK. Whether a small business with a great product or service, or a larger business with an impressive social mobility programme, these awards are a prestigious recognition of your company’s contribution to enterprise.

The Queen’s Awards for enterprise is open to applications from almost all businesses, of all sizes, in every sector.

What are the potential benefits of winning a Queen’s award?

There are many potential benefits that can be derived from receiving one of the Queen’s awards, such as; the use of a recognised emblem, global recognition that your company is outstanding in its field, and an invitation to attend a Buckingham Palace reception.

73% of winners in the international trade category directly attributed an increase in sales to winning a Queen’s award.

Rail Forum East Midlands member, Bridgeway Consulting Limited, Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development Winner 2017

Bridgeway Consulting Limited were awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development, and were presented with the award by Sir John Peace, Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, at their headquarters in Nottingham on the 25th July 2017.

The event was attended by numerous local dignitaries including; the Deputy Lord Lieutenant, The Lord Mayor, Councillor John Haynes, Anna Soubry MP and others.

Following the event Managing Director, Pino De Rosa, said: “Having started the business in 1995 and to be in a position where we are able to be recognised with something with so much prestige is something I’m extremely proud and humble about.”

Sir John added: “It’s a great compliment and great credit to the people in those businesses who are creating jobs and economic growth for the future.”

How to apply for a Queen’s Award

All applications must be made online, with the deadline for the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise closing at midday on Friday 1st September. All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available at: https://goo.gl/z5pTPG

Rail Forum East Midlands would like to wish the best of luck to any members who choose to apply! Please keep us informed of your progress!