149 businesses have been crowned the first-ever winners of The King’s Awards for Enterprise.
Previously named The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, His Majesty King Charles III is continuing the legacy by recognising the UK’s most outstanding businesses each year with this prestigious award.
In 2023, businesses have received awards across the four categories;
Huge congratulations to every recipient, this really is a fantastic achievement and an incredible opportunity to grow further and make a bigger impact!
THE KING’S AWARDS WINNERS
Recipients of the first-ever King’s Awards for Enterprise include;
Fever-Tree Drinks – Recipient of the Award for Outstanding Continuous Growth in International Trade. Crafters of premium soft drink mixers, they are the UK’s largest exporter in their industry – shipping to 90+ countries across the globe.
Scotland’s Bravest Manufacturing Company – awarded The King’s Award for Promoting Opportunity. They are a social enterprise providing employment opportunities to injured military veterans and people with disabilities.
Naturaw Pet Food Ltd – Recipient of the King’s Award for Sustainable Development for their 100% plastic-free packaging, sourcing of British high welfare meat, plus the use of a solar-powered factory to manufacture their dog food.
LearnSci – Awarded The King’s Award for Innovation for providing their transformative online digital solutions and supporting universities in science and engineering laboratory-based teaching.
You can read the full list of winners here.
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.
- 20 winners from Greater London
- 24 winners from South East
- 16 winners from South West
- 11 winners from West Midlands
- 13 winners from East Midlands
- 16 winners from North West
- 12 winners from Yorkshire & Humber
- 3 winners from Wales
- 1 winner from North East
- 10 winners from Scotland
- 3 winners from Northern Ireland
- 20 winners from East Anglia
COULD YOU WIN A KING’S AWARD IN 2024?
Applications for The King’s Awards for Enterprise 2024 open on Coronation Day, 6th May 2023. Deadlining in September 2023.
If you’ve been growing year-on-year and have achieved outstanding results from an innovation, exporting internationally, sustainable development or through promoting opportunities, this is your chance to enter and be recognised in the most prestigious award programme.
The awards have stringent eligibility criteria and a robust judging process, so to help you, we are running a free workshop to give you the best chance of success.
SPECIAL EDITION WORKSHOP FT. THE KING’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE
Join us on 26 May @ 11am (BST) live on Zoom to learn more about the awards.
We have been supporting our clients to enter and win these awards year after year;
“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 at HiB Ltd