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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.
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
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.
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