Incredible 82% Average Win Rate in Queen's Awards for Enterprise Competition - including 2 DOUBLE winners!

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A Queen’s Award for Enterprise is the most prestigious award a UK based company can win and around 200 of these incredible accolades are give out by The Queen each year. However,  not every company is eligible to enter the Queen’s Awards competition; you must be able to meet the strict entry criteria to be considered for this award.

The entry process for the Queen’s Awards is rigorous and detailed, requiring a high level of financial information as well as a compelling narrative of your business’ achievements over a set period of time. Our resident experts have dedicated the time needed to understanding the process and are able to give you a free assessment of your chances of success before you commit to entering the award.

Winning a Queen's Award is no mean feat, which is why we have committed the necessary time to understanding every single element of the competition so that we can identify the organisations that demonstrate a winners profile based on our vast experience of almost 100 wins over the last few years. 

The award opens for entry again in May 2018 and each nomination takes us an average of 100 hours to compile, so don’t delay, find out if you could be in with a chance of winning a Queen’s Award by calling us on 01444 230130 or contacting us by email for a free, informal assessment of your chances of success today. The industry average win rate for business awards is just 10%. Our win rate for the Queen's Awards is 82% . So let our experts ensure you give it your very best shot.

Find out if you've got what it takes to win in one or more of the three categories here: 


International Trade

Sustainable Development

Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility

How a Queen’s Award will benefit your business

Winning a Queen’s Award is one of the most effective ways of growing your business. Demonstrating to potential customers, partners and investors that you are better than your competitors by receiving such a significant award from The Queen can add real value to your business.

Previous Queen’s Awards winners have reported many benefits following their wins, such as:

  • Improved opportunities to break into new markets
  • Attracted investment offers and development interests
  • Raised awareness of their brand and increased demand for products
  • Enhanced ability to attract the best talent to their team and board
  • Raised morale amongst employees and increased productivity

Frequently Asked Questions

Awards Intelligence are the leading independent business awards experts in the Queen's Awards for Enterprise competition, and we are delighted to have helped many organisations achieve this incredible award year on year.

We know what the judges are looking for and will always undertake an informal assessment of your organisation's achievements before giving you our honest opinion of your chances of success.

Take a look at the FAQs below to see if you are ready for a Queen’s Award, or call us on +44 (0)1444 230130 for a free assessment today

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Which Queen’s Award category should I enter?

Picking the right category to enter is the first step of the Queen’s Awards process, and it can make all the difference in how far your entry gets in the competition.

There are only three categories available to enter: Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development, and each of these has 2 sub-categories to choose from - Outstanding Achievement and Continuous Achievement.

You may also enter more than one category if your business achievements span a variety of areas. Our Queen’s Awards experts will help you understand what each of the categories requires and make sure you are in the right place for a strong entry before you begin the entry process.

How many Queen's Awards are given out each year?

There are no specific numbers of awards allocated - the judges can award as many businesses they feel meet the requirements and benchmarks in that year’s competition. However in general the numbers of awards given out on average over the last few years are as follows:

Sustainable Development: Approximately 10

Innovation: Approximately 65

International Trade: Approximately 150

Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility: Approximately 6

When does the Queen’s Awards competition open/close?

The next round of the competition will open on 8 May 2018, and closes at noon on 12 September 2018.

It can often take many weeks and even months to gather the evidence you need to prepare a strong entry, so don’t leave it too late to get started - you may be surprised how much information is required!

What details should I include in my Queen’s Awards entry?

The entry process for the Queen’s Awards is rigorous and highly detailed, requiring a high level of information that can be backed up by evidence.

Each Queen’s Awards for Enterprise category requires a different approach, but in general you will need to provide a compelling and detailed narrative of your business’ strategy for growth, corporate social responsibility, and trading and employee relationships. You must also be able to demonstrate how these achievements have developed over a set period of time.

In sum, you must win over the judges by demonstrating how your business stands out above others in your sector, region or trading environment.

Who has Awards Intelligence helped win a Queen's Award?

We are delighted to be able to introduce you to some of our winners who are happy to tell you about the support we gave them in their Queen's Award application:

Colin Hamand, Marketing Manager, NGF Europe Ltd said: "Many thanks for all your help in ensuring our application met the criteria for The Queen's Awards for Enterprise. This award recognises the achievements of our R+D team, the company's commitment to technical development and manufacturing excellence, and our outstanding marketing team who brought the product to market. We are delighted to be celebrating such incredible success and believe this award will be of great value and importance to the future of our business".

Leigh Chadwick, Joint Managing Director, Seasalt Ltd said: "Thank you for all your help in building our entry to the Queen's Award for Enterprise. You clearly grasped how important sustainability is to Seasalt and we were delighted that your professional and innovative approach to constructing our entry highlighted our own exceptional achievements in the retail sector".

Jonathan Evitt, Managing Director, Techna Display said: “With only 2 weeks to go before the deadline, we approached Awards Intelligence specifically to help us win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise and with their expert help we achieved our goal. To win the most prestigious business award in the world at the first attempt is no mean feat. What seemed daunting at the start was made very easy by Awards Intelligence, especially with the time scale created by our financial year end. The quality of the service was fast, efficient and professional. I would wholeheartedly recommend Awards Intelligence”.

We ensure our clients take the full credit they deserve for their award win, so we don't talk about them unless they have given us their express permission, and we would treat your application with the same level of confidentiality. 

You can view more testimonials from our happy clients here.

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