The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is awarded to individuals who encourage entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in others.
The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence. They are judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.
Previous corporate winners have come from a diverse selection of business sectors and have included large and small businesses. Recipients of the individual award have been from varied social and professional backgrounds.
The closing date for entries is the last working day of September each year and the winners are announced on 21 April the following year.
For more information including the links to the online application and nomination forms visit: www.queensawards.org.uk For further enquiries call The Queen’s Awards Office helpline on 020 7215 6880 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three Hertfordshire Companies received a Queen's Award in 2012. All three were nominated in the International Trade Category and are:
The Vice Lord Lieutenant, Richard Beazley, presented the Award to the Orange Music Electronic Company Limited (www.orangeamps.com) on 4 October.
The Lord Lieutenant presented the Award to the Italian Beverage Company (www.italianbev.co.uk)
on 8 November.
The presentation to Giga Communications Limited (www.giga-group.co.uk)
will take place on Friday 23 November.