There are 3 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise for organisations, and one for individuals.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:
- innovation - for commercial success as a result of innovation
- international trade - for growth and commercial success in international trade
- sustainable development - for commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and the economy
These awards are valid for 5 years.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is a separate award for individuals. It’s open to people who have played an outstanding role in promoting enterprise skills and attitudes. Entry is by nomination only.
This award is valid for life.