Applications NOW OPEN for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2023

Applications NOW OPEN for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2023

Applications NOW OPEN for The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2023

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

By Donna O’Toole

You have until Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 1.00pm to get your application in!

If you were suitably inspired by the 232 UK businesses that recently received the world’s most prestigious business award, you might want to look into applying for next year.

The Queen’s Awards are designed to recognise only the most exceptional businesses in the UK, and there are considerable benefits that come with receiving this award.

Each and every winner will have met the rigorous criteria and proved their worth in one (or more) of the following four categories:

  • International Trade
  • Innovation
  • Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)
  • Sustainable Development

KEEN TO APPLY, BUT UNSURE IF YOU’RE READY?

Fear not! You can quickly and easily use our FREE eligibility tool to check if the time is right for your business.

What’s more, you are invited to attend our FREE online workshop dedicated to The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise on Wednesday 15 June at 11.00am. You’ll receive plenty of useful and insightful pointers about what it takes to land this invaluable business award.

Places are limited and filling up fast, so it’s best to sign up now to avoid disappointment.

FEELING INSPIRED?

Before attending our workshop, check out our case studies to see how we have supported a number of clients to win a Queen’s Award.

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REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2022

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The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

By Donna O’Toole

The 2022 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners have been announced!

On the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s 96th Birthday, 232 outstanding UK businesses have been given the royal stamp of approval and received the world’s most prestigious business award.

Many congratulations to all the winners across the four categories:

  • 141 International Trade winners
  • 51 Innovation winners
  • 9 Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility) winners
  • 31 Sustainable Development winners

This year’s winners include West Sussex-based World of Books, who were awarded both the Queen’s Award for International Trade and Sustainable Development. An online book retailer with customers in 175 countries, they sell 12 million used books each year. What’s more, they support 4,400 UK charity shops through the purchase of surplus stock, as well as recycling books and other media that cannot be reused.

4 Mental Health – an organisation in Conwy that provides mental health training courses and free self-help resources – was awarded a Queen’s Award for International Trade, after seeing overseas training increase considerably from 2018 to 2021, to a point where it now represents nearly half of all their activity.

Pearson Engineering also saw a huge rise in overseas activity between the same three-year period – especially in the USA, Canada and South Korea. As a provider of equipment to the Armed Forces, their work ensures that armoured vehicles can become more capable when on the battlefield.

A social enterprise that delivers workshops to teach sustainable reuse and repair skills was recognised for the work they’ve done in reducing pollution and emissions. The Edinburgh Remakery received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

The Queen’s Awards are designed to recognise only the most exceptional businesses in the UK. Each and every winner will have met the robust criteria and proved their worth. This is a remarkable achievement at any time – but especially in these challenging times – and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate British business strength and resilience.

Winners are permitted to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at their main office and use the emblem on their marketing materials. They are also given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy. Awards are valid for a five-year period.

REGIONAL WINNERS

Winners represent every region of the UK and the numbers are relative to the entrants. Every year there are calls for more businesses outside of London and the South East to enter. Where would you fit into this list of the 12 different regions?

  • 37 winners from London
    3 Innovation, 26 International Trade, 2 Promoting Opportunity, 6 Sustainable Development
  • 30 winners from the South East
    5 Innovation, 16 International Trade, 3 Promoting Opportunity, 6 Sustainable Development
  • 25 winners from the West Midlands
    7 Innovation, 14 International Trade, 2 Promoting Opportunity, 2 Sustainable Development
  • 23 winners from East of England
    7 Innovation, 12 International Trade, 1 Promoting Opportunity, 3 Sustainable Development
  • 23 winners from Yorkshire & The Humber
    6 Innovation, 16 International Trade, 1 Sustainable Development
  • 22 winners from the East Midlands
    7 Innovation, 13 International Trade, 2 Sustainable Development
  • 21 winners from the South West
    6 Innovation, 11 International Trade, 4 Sustainable Development
  • 19 winners from the North West
    5 Innovation, 11 International Trade, 1 Promoting Opportunity, 2 Sustainable Development
  • 14 winners from Scotland
    2 Innovation, 8 International Trade, 4 Sustainable Development
  • 9 winners from the North East
    2 Innovation, 6 International Trade, 1 Sustainable Development
  • 5 winners from Wales
    1 Innovation, 4 International Trade
  • 3 winners from Northern Ireland
    3 International Trade

CLIENT SUCCESS

Over recent years, we have supported a number of clients to win a Queen’s Award – as shown amongst our case studies.

COULD YOU WIN A QUEEN’S AWARD IN 2023?

If you’ve been growing year-on-year and business has been going well, this could be your time to gain a valuable award to support your business to grow in 2022. It’s important to remember that the awards look BACK at past performance to confirm your achievements.

To find out how your business can join the elite list of winners, contact us now.

The 2023 entry programme will open on Sunday 1st May 2022 and deadline in September 2022.

FREE QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE WORKSHOP

We have organised a FREE workshop dedicated to the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, so that you receive plenty of useful and insightful pointers about what it takes to land the world’s most prestigious business award.

Places are limited, so it’s best to sign up now to avoid disappointment.

This exclusive online session will take place on Wednesday 15th June at 11.00am.

Click here to secure your place.

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The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

We are delighted to be a partner of the 2022 Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards which celebrate the resilience, innovation and creativity of British businesses. Whatever the nature and sector of your business – big or small, an innovative new start-up or an established industry player, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase the excellent progress that you’ve made over the past year.

With a series of exceptional networking events for finalists, these awards – proudly sponsored by Lloyds Bank – will culminate in a fabulous awards ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday 8th November 2022 when the 16 category winners will be crowned.

The inaugural 2021 event was a huge success, attracting the very best business leaders:

Categories this year range from ‘The Lloyds Bank Local Business of the Year Award’, to ‘The Technology Innovation Award’ and ‘The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ while there are five new categories for 2022 including ‘The Sustainable Business of the Year’ and ‘The Business Transformation of the Year’.

LLOYDS BANK BRITISH BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2022 CATEGORIES

The full list of categories includes:

  • The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-sized Business of the Year Award
  • The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award
  • The Lloyds Bank Local Business of the Year Award
  • The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award
  • The Virgin Airlines & Delta Atlantic Business Enabler of the Year Award
  • The LDC Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Octopus Energy for Business Purpose Before Profit Award
  • The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Technology Innovation Award
  • The Employer of the Year Award
  • The Scale-up Business of the Year Award
  • Sustainable Business of the Year Award – NEW
  • Diversity Champion of the Year Award – NEW
  • The ESG Champion of the Year Award – NEW
  • The Business Transformation of the Year Award – NEW
  • Leader of the Year Award – NEW

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 28 April 2022 (save £100 per entry)
Entry Deadline: Friday 17 June 2022
Shortlist Announced: Mid-July
Awards Ceremony: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Click here for more information on the 2022 Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards, and good luck to all entrants this year!

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

If you would like some support with your entries, we are here to help. We can take care of your entries from start to finish, working with you to choose the best category, put together the best story to score highly with the judges, and to provide expert insights throughout.

Get in touch today to find out how we can support you to win.

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REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

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REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

By Donna O’Toole

The 2021 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners have been announced!

On the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 95th Birthday, 205 outstanding UK businesses have been given the royal stamp of approval and awarded the most prestigious business award in the world. Five of these companies were successful in scooping awards in two separate categories – a hugely impressive feat.

Many congratulations to all the winners across the four categories:

  • 122 International Trade winners
  • 48 Innovation winners
  • 18 Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility) winners
  • 17 Sustainable Development winners

This year’s winners include London-based organisation Luminary Bakery. Established in 2014, this baking business and café helps women in deprived areas of the capital through issues such as long-term unemployment and domestic abuse by offering a safe, professional environment where they can use baking as a tool to gain skills and recover their independence.

The Queen’s Awards are designed to recognise only the most exceptional businesses in the UK. Each and every winner will have met the robust criteria and proved their worth. This is a remarkable achievement at any time – but especially in these challenging times – and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate British business strength and resilience.

Winners are permitted to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at their main office and use the emblem on their marketing materials. They are also given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy. Awards are valid for a five-year period.

REGIONAL WINNERS

Winners represent every region of the UK and the numbers are relative to the entrants. Every year there are calls for more businesses outside of London and the South East to enter. Where would you fit into this list?

  • 38 winners from London
  • 26 winners from East Anglia
  • 22 winners from the South East
  • 19 winners from the South West
  • 17 winners from the West Midlands
  • 17 winners from the North West
  • 16 winners from Yorkshire & Humber
  • 15 winners from the East Midlands
  • 13 winners from Scotland
  • 11 winners from the North East
  • 6 winners from Wales
  • 5 winners from Northern Ireland

You can find a full list of winners here.

CLIENT SUCCESS

Over recent years, we have supported a number of clients to win a Queen’s Award – as shown amongst our case studies.

COULD YOU WIN A QUEEN’S AWARD IN 2022?

Don’t let the pandemic stop you from entering the Queen’s Awards this year. To confirm your achievements, the awards look BACK at past performance – it is important to remember this at all times.

So, if you have been growing year-on-year and business has been going well, this could be your time to gain a valuable award to support your business to grow in 2021.

If you want to find out how your business can join the elite list of winners, contact us now.

The 2022 entry programme will open on Saturday 1st May 2021 and deadline in September 2021.

FREE QUEEN’S AWARDS STRATEGY SESSION

We have organised a FREE awards strategy session dedicated to the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, so that you receive plenty of useful and insightful pointers about what it takes to land the world’s most prestigious business award.

Places are limited, so it’s best to sign up now to avoid disappointment.

This exclusive session will take place on Friday 11th June at 11.00am.

Click here to secure your place.

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Exclusive Opportunity to Get Ahead in Awards

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Exclusive Opportunity to Get Ahead in Awards

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

DO YOU WANT TO RAISE YOUR PROFILE, GROW YOUR BUSINESS AND ACHIEVE YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL?

Whether you’re an entrepreneur or business leader, your primary focus should be how to evolve and develop so that you can move your business forward. Standing still gets you nowhere. There is always room for improvement, however much success you might have experienced in the past.

Take the next step in your business journey by winning awards, and benefit from all of this:

  • Raise brand awareness
  • Acquire more customers
  • Increase your turnover
  • Attract lucrative new partnerships
  • Generate investment opportunities
  • Win more pitches than your competitors
  • Improve employee engagement, team morale and retention
  • Attract the highest calibre of new recruits

Don’t waste years of time, finances and resources by trialling high-value strategies that have no guarantee of a return on investment. Awards give you instant credibility, and demonstrate that you are a leading name in your sector, while providing reassurance to potential customers that they are in safe hands.

WITH THOUSANDS OF AWARDS AVAILABLE, HOW DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START?

It can be a real minefield choosing which awards are best to help you achieve your personal objectives. Fear not, as the answer is right here… As the Founder of August, I’ve got a passion for helping entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to get the recognition they deserve. The best place to start is to devise a clear strategy which identifies the awards opportunities that are most relevant to your own story. Undertaking a healthy portion of research at the outset to determine entry requirements will ultimately pay dividends.

 


We are excited to have partnered with
Dent – a hugely successful multi-award-winning training organisation, to offer a two-part workshop this May. In these insightful sessions, you will receive a wealth of practical tips that will really help you to develop a winning awards strategy that works for you. I will talk you through the exclusive Six Pillars of Awards Success method and other useful tools, so that you’re empowered with the knowledge and skills to confidently move forwards in your awards journey. All for just £69 plus VAT! 

GET AWARDS: SESSION 1

Wednesday 19th May 2021
9.30am – 1.00pm (BST)

GET AWARDS: SESSION 2

Wednesday 26th May 2021
9.30am – 1.00pm (BST)

It’s time to take action and start reaping the lucrative benefits of winning awards. Stop waiting and start winning!

Discover more and secure your place by clicking here.

LAST CHANCE TO ENTER AWARDS

Three prestigious awards will be closing for entries within the next few weeks – this is your final opportunity to get involved, show what your business has to offer and walk away with a highly regarded new award that raises your value in your marketplace.

The UK Business Awards 2021 are now open

UK BUSINESS AWARDS

These awards will recognise the businesses, teams and individuals that are shaping the future of British business and enterprise. This year, there is a focus on how businesses have coped with the pandemic and the Brexit transition period. The 26 categories include ‘Best New Business’, ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ and ‘Best Business Response to the Crisis’.

Entry Deadline: Friday 21st May

Institute of Customer Service Awards 2021

INSTITUTE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS

Individuals and organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies are recognised in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards. Amongst the 16 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Best Customer Experience’, ‘Best Use of Customer Insight’ and ‘Customer Feedback Strategy’.

Entry Deadline: Friday 21st May

INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EXPERIENCE AWARDS

Any business displaying innovation and best practice excellence in the field of digital experience should consider entering these awards, which were formerly known as the UK Digital Experience Awards. Showcase the exceptional work that your company has achieved in 20 categories such as ‘Best Digital Transformation’, ‘Most Effective Digital Marketing Strategy’ and ‘Best Digital Response to the Crisis’.

Entry Deadline: Wednesday 26th May

NEED SUPPORT WITH YOUR ENTRIES?

If you want to submit the strongest award entries, we are here to help. We can take care of your entries from start to finish, including choosing the best category, crafting the best story to score highly with the judges, and providing expert insights to get you to the winning post throughout. Get in touch today to find out how we can support you to win.

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