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Nominations Open for the 2019 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise recognise business performance in the UK. They acknowledge and reward outstanding achievement by companies from across the country.

Awards can be won under any of the following categories:

• Innovation - recognising companies that have demonstrated commercial success through innovative products or services.

• International Trade - recognising companies that have demonstrated growth in overseas earnings.

• Sustainable Development - recognising companies that have integrated environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into their business.

• Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility - supporting businesses that have had a social mobility programme running for more than two years.

Any United Kingdom ‘Business Unit’, whether large, medium or small, which produces goods or provides services can be considered for an Award if it carries out activities which meet the specified criteria.

Winners will be:

• invited to a Royal reception;

• presented the award by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant;

• able to fly The Queen’s Award flag at their main office, and use the emblem on their marketing materials (for example, on packaging, advertisements, stationery and website); and

• given a Grant of Appointment and a commemorative crystal bowl.

The awards are valid for five years.

Previous winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

Ryan Wholey, CEO from Blackpool-based TISS Ltd have won their second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Ryan Wholey, CEO from Blackpool-based TISS Ltd have won their second Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

TISS Ltd, a family-owned firm is celebrating achieving the ‘Innovation Award’ for its TankSafe™ ‘Impregnable’ device – the prototype of which was developed and tested in the CEO’s garden shed – and has now become a global market-leader.

Nominations for each strand of the 2019

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Link to Online Applications