The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: why you should apply

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious enterprise awards.

Who can apply

You can only apply as an organisation. The deadline is 2 September.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement in 4 categories:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity through social mobility

Previous winners include many small and medium-sized companies as well as Dyson, Brompton Bicycle and Boots. Winners have reported benefitting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

Find out whether your organisation is eligible and how to apply.

What happens if your company wins

If you win you’ll be:

  • invited to a Royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen - 2 people from your company can attend
  • presented the award at your company by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant
  • able to fly The Queen’s Award flag at your main office, and use the emblem on your marketing materials, eg on your packaging, advertisements, stationery and website
  • given a Grant of Appointment and a commemorative crystal bowl

Further information

View the current Queen’s Awards winners and numbers of previous corporate entries and winners.