Have you got what it takes to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise?
ACCA is a past winner of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, which are the most prestigious business awards in the UK, driving growth and innovation and promoting exports. They recognise outstanding achievement by UK companies and raise a business profile above and beyond the competition. Winning businesses have already enjoyed immediate and long-term benefits from the respected Royal endorsement - such as worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.
There are many winners from different sized businesses who use the awards to differentiate themselves in the marketplace in which they operate (the award is valid for five years). The awards are open to UK organisations in the categories of:
innovation – for commercial success as a result of innovation
international trade – for growth and commercial success in international trade
sustainable development – for commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and the economy.
To enter any of the categories, the organisation (business or non-profit) must:
be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
be 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.
Each of the organisation categories has additional entry criteria.
30 September – application period closes
December – shortlisted organisations receive notification of selection