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Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Innovation category

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How well do you drive your business?

Are you an innovator?

If you are, why don’t you enter the Queen's Awards for Enterprise: innovation category?

If you employ a minimum of 2 full time staff (or equivalent) in the UK then you’re free to submit a bid!

You can put in an entry for a product or service so long as it has been commercially available for a minimum of 2 years.

Are you doing something that is making a splash in your area of expertise? Causing a ripple in your service? Maybe causing a stir in the competition or making others sit up and take notice?

Then what are you waiting for?

Our competition closes on the earlier date of 2 September this year.

Further information

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious business awards, designed to promote business excellence and drive growth. This is a Royal Scheme, instituted by a Royal Warrant in 1966 and administered by BIS.

The Awards are bestowed each year by HM The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is supported by an Advisory Committee which is chaired by Head of the Civil Service and comprises representatives of government, the private sector and the Trade Unions.

Previous winners reported the win had brought added commercial value to their business, had delivered new business opportunities, achieved increased recognition in the UK and overseas.

Winners receive a range of benefits, worldwide recognition, press coverage and the right to use the Queen’s Award Emblem on their products, stationery and advertising for 5 years.

There are no set numbers of business awards granted, but the Scheme is very competitive and the Advisory Committee is charged with maintaining a high standard.

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