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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When The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise were established in 1965, I could not have imagined how much they would grow in strength and reputation over the next 50 years. Read More
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I am delighted to offer my congratulations to the winners of the prestigious Queen’s Awards. This year is particularly significant as it marks the 50th anniversary of these special awards. Read More
The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP
Prime Minister
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Since the Industrial Revolution, Britain’s economy has been driven by enterprise and initiative. Individuals and companies who are not afraid to look at old problems in new ways. Read More
The Rt. Hon. Sajid Javid MP
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
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These Awards are a reminder that quietly, often without recognition, companies across the country are striving to improve their products and services, develop new products, and launch them into new markets. Read More
Lady Barbara Judge CBE
Chairman, The Institute of Directors