Organised by Professor Khalid Aziz, Hampshire Deputy Lieutenant responsible for promoting the Queen’s Awards and in the presence of HM Lord-Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson, JM Finn investment Director, Simon Tufnell convened a number of Hampshire business leaders at the Ivy Winchester Brasserie.
The round table event was aimed at promoting the awards for local businesses and giving attendees an opportunity to hear first-hand about the benefits of winning these coveted awards. Attendees heard from James Cretney, CEO of Marwell Zoo, recipients of The Queens Awards for Enterprise 2022 in recognition of their outstanding achievements in Sustainable Development.
The UK is full of exciting and innovative businesses and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is a great way of celebrating their success. Whether a small business with a great innovative product or service, or a larger company running an impressive social mobility programme, this award is a prestigious way to recognise your contribution to enterprise. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are open to applications from almost all businesses of all sizes throughout the UK in every sector. There are a large number of winners who are SMEs, however there are also a number of larger companies who have won. The Queen’s Award is valid for five years and winning organisations will benefit from:
- flying the Queen’s Award flag at their principal premises,
- use of the Emblem on their stationery, advertising and goods. Commemorative articles can be given to employees
- global recognition and added commercial value for your business
- an edge over the competition and new business opportunities
- a boost to your staff morale and company pride
The awards are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category, and winners receive a number of benefits including worldwide recognition.
To learn more about the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and find out if your company is eligible, click here: https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise