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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It’s June, summer is on the way and the awards entry season is now in full swing – it’s the perfect time to stop waiting and start winning!

So, here is your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

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The Growing Business Awards

Now in their 23rd year, the Growing Business Awards recognise UK business achievements over the past 12 months by honouring the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses.

A total of 25 categories are available this year, including ‘B2B Business of the Year‘, ‘Market Disruptor of the Year‘ and five different ‘Growing Business of the Year‘ categories – dependent on your company’s turnover.

Deadline: Friday 25 June 2021

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The UK Business Tech Awards

These highly regarded awards celebrate the finest tech businesses in the UK, and are seeking entries that have demonstrated innovative and exceptional use of technology to transform and grow companies.

Among the 29 categories available are ‘Tech Entrepreneur of the Year‘, ‘FinTech Innovator of the Year‘ and the ‘COVID Continuity Award‘. Three separate ‘Tech Company of the Year‘ awards are up for grabs, reflecting small, medium and large businesses.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 2 July 2021
Deadline: Friday 9 July 2021

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The Learning Technologies Awards

The sought-after Learning Technologies Awards recognise the commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies across the world. Finalists are selected by an independent judging panel organised by the eLearning Network.

There are 20 categories available, including ‘Most Innovative New Learning Technologies Product‘, ‘Best Learning Technologies Project – Commercial Sector‘ and ‘The Best Digital Learning Transformation Programme Implemented in Response to COVID-19‘.

Deadline: Friday 30 July 2021

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The HR Excellence Awards

These awards celebrate the outstanding work that HR teams and individuals have done within organisations to make their businesses shine and push the boundaries of people strategy through diversity, inclusion, equality and positivity.

A total of 18 categories are available, including ‘HR Team of the Year‘, ‘Best Learning and Development Strategy‘ and ‘Best Crisis Management Strategy‘ (a new category for 2021 that takes into account the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic).

Deadline: Friday 13 August 2021

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The International Customer Experience Awards

Connecting participants, partners and judges from around the globe, Awards International’s awards events give them the chance to compete for the highest accolades in the world of customer experience.

Amongst the 15 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Customer Experience in the Crisis‘, ‘CX Team of the Year‘ and ‘Best Digital Customer Experience‘.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 16 July 2021
Deadline: Friday 13 August 2021

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The SME National Business Awards

These awards raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs nationally, and provide a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities.

A total of 21 categories are available, including ‘Best New Business‘, ‘Community Business of the Year‘ and ‘Young Business Person of the Year‘.

Deadline: Wednesday 25 August 2021

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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

To inspire you, we have curated lists of awards you could be winning in your industry or profession.

Click here to take a look, or get in touch if you would like us to choose the categories you are most likely to win and do all the work for you.

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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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Deadline: 14 May 2021

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The 24 categories include ‘Complaints Manager of the Year‘, ‘Digital Team of the Year’ and ‘Contact Centre of the Year‘.

Deadline: 31 March 2021

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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‘.

Deadline: 21 May 2021

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Performance Marketing Awards 2021

Performance Marketing Awards

The industry’s most innovative and groundbreaking campaigns are showcased at these awards, which include 33 categories this year.

Seven new categories feature in 2021, with the likes of ‘Best Use of Performance During COVID-19‘, ‘Best Affiliate Partnership‘ and ‘Best Industry Initiative‘ all up for grabs.

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Deadline: 13 April 2021

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Marketing Week Masters 2021

Marketing Week Masters

More than 30 categories cover specific Sectors (e.g. Automotive, Financial Services) and Channels (e.g. ‘Best Use of Segmentation‘, ‘Data-Driven Marketing‘) in addition to Special Masters such as ‘Marketing Team of the Year‘.

Show off your marketing prowess and highlight how you have used different tactics, skills and channels to achieve the best possible outcome.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

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Lucky for you, we have curated lists of awards you could be entering in your industry or profession!

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