The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

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

Find out more about the award by clicking on the headings below

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity through social mobility
  • Improved opportunities to break into new markets
  • Investment offers and development interests
  • Raised awareness of their brand and increased demand for products
  • Enhanced ability to attract the best talent to their team and board
  • Raised morale amongst employees and increased productivity

To apply for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise your organisation must:

  • be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
  • file its Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services and is under its own management
  • have at least 2 full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents
  • demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility

Your organisation can be a business or non-profit.

Each of the award categories has additional entry criteria.

Visit the GOV.UK website for more details about the eligibility criteria for each category.

Application forms for 2022 will be available on 1 May online.

The submission date is 8 September 2021.

Last updated: 05 May 2021, 10:08