Queen's Award for Enterprise

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Queen's Award for Enterprise

a scheme aimed at recognizing UK businesses for ‘outstanding performance’ in the areas of ‘International Trade’, ‘Innovation’ and the ‘Environment’. The scheme was originally set up as the ‘Queen's Award Scheme' in 1996, changing its name in 1999. The Awards are granted annually by the Queen, advised by the Prime Minister and a commitee of representatives from business, trade unions and government departments. The awards are valid for five years and allow winners to display the ‘Award Emblem’ on their products, packing, advertising etc.
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The Queen's Award is the highest accolade in the UK for business success and was awarded to Bitrez for their development of Bisphenol A (BPA) free resins, Curaphen.
The programme has therefore identified the Queen's Award for Enterprise as a key opportunity for businesses.
Mr Wynn said: "We have more and more companies coming forward for the Queen's Award for Enterprise, which is great to see.
"Receiving the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is a fantastic recognition for the volunteers that work with us and to the outstanding work they do in the local communities on a daily basis."
"A Queen's Award not only recognises expertise in developing new products or achieving commercial success, but also excellence in every area of business.
He also highlighted the "significant benefits of winning a Queen's award" - including around three-quarters of awardees reporting that the status brought added commercial value, increased employee engagement and press coverage, while 57 per cent of international trade winners achieved increased recognition overseas.
In 200/, the company won the Queen's Award for innovation and in 2008, the Queen's Award for international Trade.
Councillor Marie McGurk, convener of the Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board, added: "It's fantastic news that the charity has won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest accolade that can be awarded to volunteer groups across the UK.
London [U.K.], Apr 23 ( ANI ): Vitabiotics, UK's number leading vitamin company, has been honoured with The Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its Perfectil beauty Vitamin range.
Andy Radcliffe, chief executive, said: "The entire team is delighted to have won a Queen's Award. It's great recognition for our group, and the team of talented people who work hard to ensure we add value to the communities in which we work.
Meanwhile, Honeyman Group, a company providing engineering services to life sciences industries in Barnard Castle, County Durham, won a Queen's Award for its high purity water storage and distribution system, called HydroGienic.
Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, said: "I would like to offer my congratulations to you on winning a Queen's Award in recognition of your company's success, in particular, in relation to bringing benefits to the environment, society and wider economy.