What will be YOUR lasting legacy?

What will be YOUR lasting legacy?

What will be YOUR lasting legacy?

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

By Donna O’Toole

This week, we’ll come together to celebrate a quite remarkable anniversary: The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

In addition to spending 70 years on the throne, The Queen has had the sole right of conferring titles of honour on deserving people from all walks of life, in public recognition of their merit, service or bravery.

QUEEN’S HONOURS

Honours recipients are announced twice a year, as follows:

The most well-known honours are MBEs, OBEs and CBEs, but there are a whole range of other honours that The Queen awards in addition to these, such as The Order of Merit, or The Order of St Michael and St George.

Olympic cycling legends Laura and Jason Kenny (below) recently received tandem royal honours at Windsor Castle. Dame Laura, a five-time Olympic gold medallist, received her damehood from the Duke of Cambridge alongside Sir Jason, a seven-time Olympic gold medallist, who was awarded a knighthood.

THE QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

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 four different categories. In the most recent list, a total of 232 outstanding UK businesses were given the royal stamp of approval.

LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY

By championing these highly sought-after awards, The Queen is ensuring there will be a healthy appetite for recognition amongst British businesses, entrepreneurs, and extraordinary individuals for decades to come.

It’s never too late to strive for awards in your industry to create your own legacy that will move your business forward and keep it in safe hands.

COULD YOU WIN A QUEEN’S AWARD?

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the world’s most prestigious business awards. Use our FREE eligibility tool to check if the time is right for your business to win. Just Contact Us for more information.

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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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

REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2022

REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2022

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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REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

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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HiB Queen’s Awards Innovation Winner 2020

HiB Queen’s Awards Innovation Winner 2020

HiB Queen’s Awards Innovation Winner 2020

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

By Donna O’Toole

On the Queen’s 94th Birthday, luxury bathroom retailer supplier HiB was recognised as one of just 220 British businesses to win the coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category.

From humble origins selling mirrors from his North London home in 1990, HiB Chairman, Warren Ginsberg spent almost 30 years growing a thriving family business whilst challenging the status quo of the bathroom industry. By creating innovative bathroom products to give customers more choices and benefits than ever before, HiB is at the forefront of bathroom design in the UK and worldwide today.

In 2014, after significant business growth and development, HiB became the first bathroom products manufacturer to embed Colour Temperature Changing (CTC) technology into bathroom mirrors, newly pioneering an entire sub-industry. From there they have gone on to further innovate, adding Bluetooth Technology and heated pads to keep mirrors crystal clear and steam free to meet the needs of the modern consumer’s gadget-loving, tech-driven, always-on lifestyle, allowing them to play music or even talk on the phone.

HiB Globe Mirror (1)

ROAD TO SUCCESS

Assessment

The Queen’s Awards are designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of British business in the fields of, Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).

The eligibility criteria is stringent and there is a rigorous entry process. So before we support anyone to enter we run an assessment to determine whether the business is ready to win.

In Spring 2019, with HiB’s 30th year anniversary approaching, managing director Robert Ginsberg thought it would be wonderful to mark the company’s success by winning the most prestigious business award in the UK and when he told us their story, we knew from the very first assessment that they had what it takes to win a Queen’s Award.

After passing our assessment, we were confident HiB had a great chance of winning in the innovation category. So we got to work finding out every detail about the business and their industry-leading products.

Crafting the Nomination

We met the HiB team at their national distribution centre in Tamworth where we were hugely impressed with how the business is run and enjoyed the family feel that they have maintained despite their scale.

Inspire House Photo (002)

It was wonderful to hear of all the community and charity projects they get involved in too, like ‘Around the World in Different Ways’ where the whole team is fundraising for Alzheimer’s Research UK and the National Autistic Society. You can read more about this and support here.

After discovering so much about the business, we were able to support the team to carry on with their main business focus whilst we crafted their nomination, demonstrating and evidencing their business achievements to prove the many reasons why they deserved to be recognised as one of Britain’s best businesses.

THE ROYAL STAMP OF APPROVAL

We thoroughly enjoyed supporting HiB from entry in the summer, to shortlisting in the autumn, and finally winning in April 2020.

As winners, HiB will now be able to shout about their achievements by;
● Displaying the globally recognised winners logo for the next 5 years across their website, products, and communications
● Flying the official Queen’s Award flag at their UK Headquarters, Inspire House
● Maximising PR opportunities in regional, national and industry press
● Leveraging their win to increase sales and enhance customer relationships
● Being invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace
● Hosting an official event with the Lord Lieutenant who will present them with their award and commemorative glass trophy

HiB flying the QAE flag at their headquarters, Inspire House

HiB flying the QAE flag at their headquarters, Inspire House

We are so proud to have been able to support another fantastic, well-deserving British business to win. And at a time where the world is in a state of flux it has been a hugely positive message for HiB to bring to their customers, teams and partners – demonstrating that the UK is a place for strong family businesses to thrive in the future.

Robert Ginsberg, Managing Director said,

“Product development is at the heart of our business vision and our design teams continuously drive the company forward with new, inventive concepts to benefit the wider community. Across the HiB and Novum ranges, our mission has always been to provide mirrors, cabinets, lighting and ventilation solutions which combine stunning aesthetics with the very latest technology and our growing product collections are a clear demonstration of that vision.

“We inspire a strong company culture across our workforce, which is based upon our core values of excellence, teamwork, community and innovation. As a business we value the creativity and vision of all our employees, which helps us work towards a common sense of achievement. This has been particularly clear over the last few months.

“Despite the difficult times many of us are facing, it is heartening to know that we can share some positive news with our partners, suppliers, employees and wider community and celebrate this significant award, which is a huge achievement for everyone at HiB.”

HiB people

And we were delighted to know how much they enjoyed working with us too, with such lovely feedback:

We are delighted to have won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category and would highly recommend Donna’s services. Her professional advice and guidance was invaluable during the application process and we would like to thank her for all her efforts. With Donna’s help, we were able to put together a comprehensive submission for the esteemed award and we are thrilled with the results.” Steve Kaye, Marketing Director, HiB

Could you win a Queen’s Award?

Feeling inspired? Think you could be a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winner? Don’t know how or where to start? Then get in touch!

We will consult with you and give you an honest assessment. If you’re not likely to win, we will make sure you understand why, and when to apply in the future. And if you do have a good chance of winning, we will let you know the next steps to take.

UK Businesses of all sizes can win a Queen’s Award. All you need is at least 2 full-time employees and good growth. And remember, the awards look back at your past financial performance, so don’t let what’s happening now put you off entering!

The competition opens in May and deadlines in September each year. Nominations take many WEEKS and more often months to prepare. We limit how many projects we work on each year, so if you want to enter contact us now for your free honest assessment.

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