On Her Majesty The Queen’s 92nd Birthday, 230 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners were announced.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious business awards in the UK and recognise the best businesses in the country.
Each winner can use the iconic winner’s emblem for 5 years, which is recognised as a global mark of excellence.
From the first winners in 1965, to the 230 winners this year, the criteria for the awards is notoriously rigorous.
Queen’s Awards Opening date and deadline
The Queen’s Awards reopen for 2019 on the 8th May 2018, and the deadline at midday on 14th September 2018.
If you want your business on the Queen’s Awards winners list next year, read on to find out if you’re eligible to enter and contact us for a FREE assessment of your chances of success. Find out more information about the awards here, or have a look at our Queen’s Awards for Enterprise nomination service here.
Sustainable Development Category
In 2018, eight businesses won The Queen’s Awards for Sustainable Development for fulfilling the criteria. The winners are:
- City Building LLP
- Commercial Group
- Divine Chocolate
- St Austell Brewery
- The Lake Free Range Egg Co
- Wessex Water Services
Each winner will have proved that their improved or their continuous sustainable development has helped their commercial performance for at least 2 years.
If you have a sustainable development that has helped your business commercially, use our infographic or watch our video to find out if you are eligible to win a Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.
International Trade Category
A record 152 businesses won the Queen’s Awards for International Trade in 2018. Winners are from a range of sectors and include:
- Alexander Mann Solutions
- Nouveau Lashes
Every winner will prove outstanding year-on-year growth over three years, or continuous growth over six years.
To win this award, you must not have any dips in overseas sales during the period entered.
72 businesses won the Queen’s Awards for Innovation in 2018. Fast growing, innovative winners include:
Every winner will have a brand new innovative service, business model, process, or product that has been available for at least two years. The innovation must have delivered outstanding commercial success for at least two years, or continuous success for five years.
Promoting Opportunity Category
Just six businesses won the Queen’s Awards for Promoting Opportunity. This year’s winners are:
- Busy Bees Nurseries
- Census Group
- Dale Power Solutions
- Esh Holdings
- Grant Thornton
- Willmott Dixon
Every winner has a social mobility programme that has been running for a minimum of two years. Winners had to prove that their initiative has benefited the people involved as well as the business in terms of reputation, savings, and growth.
If you have a social mobility programme which is promoting opportunity, have a look at our infographic or watch our video to find out if you’re eligible to win a Queen’s Award for Promoting Opportunity.
Become a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winner
Did you know you only need to have a minimum of two people in your business to be able to enter the Queen’s Awards! No matter how large or small your business, with a strong entry, you too could be recognised as the best in the UK.
If you think you could be eligible to enter, simply contact us, and we will make sure you have the best chance of winning a Queen’s Award in 2019.
We have an outstanding success rate with The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise competition. Read about one of our previous winners here to learn just what it takes to win.Bookmark