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 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.
The Queen's Award for Enterprise scheme is highly competitive, rewarding businesses for outstanding achievements in international trade, innovation and sustainable development.
Winning the Queen's Award for Enterprise means HWM can use the official emblem on all publications for five years, showcasing the best of British business.
The Queen's Award for Enterprise is valid for five years and is the most prestigious business award in the UK which is presented to a select group of businesses having been recognised for outstanding business achievement.
The Queen's Award for Enterprise recognises outstanding achievements made by UK companies in three key areas of business: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.
Also, five people nominated by their peers have been recognised for their efforts to encourage entrepreneurship in the UK with the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.
"Jaguar Land Rover is honoured to receive this 2015 Queen's Award for Enterprise in sustainable development," said Dr Ralf Speth, the company's CEO.
Four years ago, the Trust's chief executive, Steve Dumbell, received an individual Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has unveiled the 141 winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise and six individual recipients of the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.
NWL first won the Queen's Award for Enterprise for sustainable development in 2008.
Birmingham-based Industrial Washing Machines (IWM) has been presented with the Scroll and Crystal Bowl for achieving the Queen's Award for Enterprise. The ceremony was held at the company's Birmingham offices on August 4, 2014 and the Lord Lieutenant awarded IWM the scroll and crystal bowl in the presence of the High Sheriff; employees, suppliers and IWM partners.