How To Win The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise
By Donna O’Toole
How to get your name on the The Queen’s Awards winning list
In 2016 a staggering 254 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were won by businesses across the following categories:
- International Trade — 150
- Innovation — 92
- Sustainable Development -7
- Enterprise Promotion (the Queen’s Awards for individuals supporting others in enterprise) — 5
Why so many awards? And how did I achieve such a high success rate?
Well the Queen’s Awards run a rigorous competition, with strict criteria for entry and only the few categories mentioned above, but they don’t cap the amount of winners — so if you have the right profile, the right story and the right evidence, you could win an award!
Winning a Queen’s Award can be a game-changing experience for you. It supports you to grow your business profile, raises your business and all your employees to the dizzy heights of being recognised by Royalty, and positions you as the best in the UK. And what customer, partner or investor would choose a company without a Queen’s Award over a company with a Queen’s Award?
A popular question I am asked is ‘can I win more than one award?’. The answer is most certainly ‘yes’! In 2016 there were many double-winners like Inciner8 who won across two categories, and even one winner, JCB, who won 3 awards across their group — INCREDIBLE!
The Queen’s Awards are open for entry from May until early September — which is a shorter entry period than previously. On average (and ideally) it takes at least a month to prepare your entry to a winning standard — and that’s when you know what you are doing!
So don’t delay, give me a call today and I can help you find out whether you really have the key indicators for success and help you tell your winning story.
I direct and write winning award entries all year long, but I must confess, I really do like my clients to win a big competition, and The Queen’s Awards have become my favourite awards in the world to win with my clients because of the positive impact they create.
To find out if you have the potential to win a Queen’s Award for Innovation, International Trade or Sustainable Development contact me and I’ll tell you the winning formula.
I know how much winning the Queen’s Awards can do for your business, and I like to keep my success rates high, so you know that if we work together it is because I genuinely think you could win.
Give me a try and I will give you the best value and the best service in the UK. Fact.
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