Queen's Awards for Enterprise


The Lord Lieutenant’s Office, Essex County Council and the Queen’s Award for Enterprise offer virtual drop-in opportunity for businesses on Wednesday 11th August 2021, 4pm.

Businesses looking to boost sales and morale for staff are invited to learn more about the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise.  

Find out more about how the award can help to promote your business- find out how, as part a special drop-in session being hosted virtually, in mid-August.   

The award is open for applications from all Essex businesses now. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is recognised globally, you can use the emblem on all marketing materials, and winning has been proven to provide a range of benefits. A distinguished honour, the awards celebrate achievement for business recognising our businesses and their successes.

Since 2017, 19 Essex-based businesses have been recognised as winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, having been granted an award for outstanding achievement in one of four categories: International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity to recognise businesses who promote social mobility.

Anyone from large corporations, SME’s, all the way through to small local traders can apply for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).
  • Files Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).
  • A self-contained enterprise, that markets its own products or services, and is under its own management.
  • Have at least two full-time UK employees, or part-time equivalents.
  • Demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility.

Hosted by the Lord Lieutenant and Essex County Council, this one off, virtual, drop-in session is available to all businesses that meet the criteria.  The session will allow you to meet previous winners and listen to their presentations on business prosperity, post awarding, and to discuss the potential benefits and receive application support. 

Time and date of the event is to be confirmed, if you are interested in attending the virtual drop in session, please register via the website

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