The Queen‘s Award for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have been operating in various forms since 1966, developing over the years into the current format comprising three categories of Award for companies and one for individuals.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP) is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to promoting and enhancing enterprise among UK entrepreneurs and companies.

A corporate Award is valid for five years. Successful organisations may fly the Queen’s Award flag at their principal premises and are entitled to use the Emblem on their stationery, advertising and goods. Commemorative articles can be given to employees.


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Often the naysayers claim that Britain has lost the entrepreneurialism and zeal that gave us the industrial and the digital revolution.   Read More
Dr Neil Bentley, CBI Deputy Director-General
CBI representative on the Prime Minister's Advisory Committee for The Queen’s Awards 2013
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Congratulations to all the recipients of this year's Queen's Awards for Enterprise. Your stories of commitment, ambition, success and, yes, enterprise are an inspiration to all of us. Read More
His Royal Highness
The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
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Warmest congratulations to all the winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Read More
Lesley Batchelor OBE
Director General Institute of Export & International Trade
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Congratulations to the 2014 winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The recipients of this year’s awards are a testament to the renewed entrepreneurial spirit taking shape in the United Kingdom, as the economy emerges from one of the most difficult periods in its history. Read More
Mark Carney
Governor of the Bank of England
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