Queen’s Awards deadline fast approaching

Make sure your Sandwell business applies for the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise before the submission deadline of Tuesday 6 September.

The prestigious awards honour outstanding achievement by UK businesses in four categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. To be eligible, your business or non-profit organisation must be based in the UK, with a minimum of two full-time employees (or part-time equivalents), and file tax returns with HMRC. 

The awards are free to enter, and you can apply for more than one award, each of which has specific entry criteria. Winners have permission to fly the Queen’s Award flag at their main offices and use the official emblem on their marketing materials. They will also receive a certificate and commemorative crystal trophy.

Tom Westley DL, chair of the Black Country Board, said: “The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise bring real benefit to businesses and we are keen that companies across the Black Country and wider West Midlands apply so that they are recognised for their achievements. Winners will benefit from improved opportunities to break into new markets through increased brand awareness and recognition, all of which will drive growth and attract investment opportunities.”

Sandwell Business Ambassadors has put together a page of advice and resources to help with the application process. For more information, and to apply, visit the Queen’s Awards website.