The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

18th June 2020

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK businesses and winning an Award offers a business multiple benefits, including global recognition, increased business growth and boosting staff morale.

Sadly, the number of South Yorkshire companies applying for and winning an award compared with the rest of the UK is very poor. In the past 20 years, over 2550 UK companies have won a Queen’s Award, but only 59 of these were South Yorkshire companies. This year, in 2020, only 3 companies have won awards.

For this reason, the Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire is behind this initiative to have more companies win Queen’s Awards to raise the national profile of the county, and the International Trade Forum (ITF) are ready to support you to make your entry.

If you are a company that has succeeded in international trade, innovation or sustainability activities, please consider applying.

The categories of Innovation and International Trade are the most popular awards, but other categories are for Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).

The application forms for 2021 are now available, with 9 September 2020 being the final date to submit them. Past winners in the different categories are also available to help and guide you, including William Beckett whose own company won the Queen’s Award for International Trade in both 2009 and 2012 and has subsequently assisted other companies such as Pricecheck and President Engineering in winning the same Award.

Click here for additional guidance around the awards and eligibility.

There is nothing for you to lose, but a lot to gain in winning an award, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss it further by emailing membership@scci.org.uk.

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