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The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by businesses in Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion is awarded to individuals.

Please note that the entry forms for the 2011 Queen's Awards are available from this website. You can access the application forms on the right hand panel of this page.

The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category. They are judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition. Previous 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.

This guide explains why businesses and individuals should apply for an award. It describes the three business categories and individual award category, and gives information on eligibility, criteria and how you can apply. It also gives details of the benefits of applying for and winning an award, as well as explaining the judging processes.

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