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THE QUEENS AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

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THE QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

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INCREDIBLE 83% AVERAGE WIN RATE IN QUEEN'S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE COMPETITION - INCLUDING A DOUBLE WINNER!

Save valuable time and significantly increase your chances of winning the most prestigious business award in the world.

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 on 1st May 2019 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 +44 (0)1444 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 83% . 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 four categories here: 

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

Call us today on +44 (0)1444 230130 or email enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk for your free assessment

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 four categories available to enter: Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development, and Promoting Opportunity, 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 1st May 2019, and closes at noon on 10th September 2019.

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.

POPULAR PAST WINNERS

  • CATEGORY

    International Trade

    Winner

    WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

  • CATEGORY

    International Trade Innovation

    Winner

    Spirax-Sarco Engineering Plc

  • CATEGORY

    International Trade Innovation

    Winner

    Gen-X IT Ltd.

  • CATEGORY

    International Trade Innovation 

    Winner

    Wales Millennium Centre

  • CATEGORY

    International Trade

    Winner 

    Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach Ltd.

MORE POPULAR QUEEN'S AWARDS WINNERS

  • CATEGORY

    Innovation

    Winner

    NGF Europe Ltd.

  • CATEGORY

    International Trade

    Winner

    Tangle Teezer Ltd.

  • CATEGORY

    Sustainable Development

    Winner

    Allstate Northern Ireland Ltd.

  • CATEGORY

    Sustainable Development

    Winner

    Allstate Northern Ireland Ltd.

  • CATEGORY

    International Trade

    Winner

    A-Safe UK Ltd.

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OUR CLIENTS' THOUGHTS

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We are over the moon! Many thanks to Jo and Awards Intelligence for helping us to achieve it. Without you it wouldn’t be possible.

VERONIKA POLJASEVA

Feed Factors Ltd
Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winner 2019, Innovation category

We are a young, innovative health-tech company with a cutting-edge range of DNA tests for analysing health fitness and nutrition markers for both sports performance and general consumers. We are thrilled and delighted to have won two Queen's Awards for Enterprise - one for Innovation and the other for International Trade. Awards Intelligence assisted in helping us to really understand the depth of information needed for our double win.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Double QAE winner

Wow, I didn't realise just how fantastic my business was until I read the superb award winning entries you wrote for us! Many thanks, you are fab and I would definitely recommend you to anyone that wants to raise their profile and grow their business by winning awards.

DEBORAH MITCHELL

Heaven Health & Beauty Founder

Awards Intelligence have helped us win three awards in just three months. They have given us that vital winning edge and saved us valuable time. We have now committed to an annual awards plan to ensure we keep up the momentum. I would recommend AI to anyone that is serious about awards success as they have certainly delivered for my businesses very quickly.

NIGEL BOTTERILL

Entrepreneur's Circle Founder

I'd like to say on behalf of myself and Forces Support that we are delighted with the service provided, you have been exceptional throughout. As we were going through a growth spurt you continued to update the paperwork and right up to the last minute when about 11pm the night before you added in some late developments i sent across.

I've had many bad experiences in the Third sector and only a few good ones, working with you has been the best to date, and not because we won an award as I've always had it in mind to email in and let you know how much I appreciated your attitude and laid back approach to my constant pestering.

I have already recommended AI and will continue to do so, the service was superb.

BILL MCCANCE

Founder, CEO & Trustee Forces Support

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.

LEIGH CHADWICK

Seasalt Ltd

Thank you for your efficiency and expertise in compiling our recent award entry. You helped us to understand how to put forward our most outstanding achievements in a way that would be clear for the judges. We would definitely recommend you to other companies who deserve to be recognised for their success.

LASH SARANNA

Managing Director Autobahn International Ltd

Awards Intelligence helped us win eight awards making us the most award winning company in our insurance niche. When we sold the business this had a very positive impact on the attractiveness of the business to potential buyers and I estimate that the wins added around £500,000 to the overall value of the business.

SIMON BURGESS

Insurance entrepreneur

With only two 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.

JONATHAN EVITT

Tecna Display

We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Awards Intelligence. Over the last 12 months alone they have helped us win five company awards which has helped to raise the profile of the organisation and further enhance its reputation as the UK’s leading invoice finance solution. They offer an excellent service and I would recommend them to any organisation that takes winning awards seriously.

DAVID THOMSON

Chief Executive Close Invoice Finance

Thanks for drafting such a professional nomination. You offer a truly outstanding service. I'm so glad my wife and I found you before she submitted the nomination. You are a great listener and an excellent writer. You made me sound brilliant!

RECIPIENT OF AN OBE SAID:

New Year's Honours List

Great work. You saved me so much time and I would never have been able to produce a submission that compelling!

BUSINESS CONTACT OF A RECIPIENT OF A CBE SAID:

New Year Honours List

Great work. You saved me so much time and I would never have been able to produce a submission that compelling!

BUSINESS CONTACT OF A RECIPIENT OF A CBE SAID:

New Year Honours List

I found your advice and hand’s on support invaluable. It can be difficult to decide what information to focus on in an application like this and to know what the Lords are looking for in a strong applicant. It’s been great working with someone who has a real understanding of the process.
 
“First class application. Many thanks. All we can do now is keep our fingers crossed and wait! At least I know I’ve given it my best shot.”
 
“Wanted to let you know that I’ve been invited for an interview. Very excited! Can we meet up soonest to discuss the likely lines of questioning? Thanks for your continued support.”

FEEDBACK FROM HOUSE OF LORDS APPLICANTS:

"To be honest I wouldn’t have had the time to do all this myself and certainly wouldn’t have done such a compelling job!”
 
“I got it! Or should that be, ‘we’ got it! Thanks for a brill application I couldn’t have 
done it without you”.
 
“Just heard from xxx. It’s great news, I got the appointment. That makes three. Can you call me to discuss what I should go for next as ideally I’d like about half a dozen.”

FEEDBACK FROM PUBLIC APPOINTMENT / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSHIP CLIENTS:

"To be honest I wouldn’t have had the time to do all this myself and certainly wouldn’t have done such a compelling job!”
 
“I got it! Or should that be, ‘we’ got it! Thanks for a brill application I couldn’t have 
done it without you”.
 
“Just heard from xxx. It’s great news, I got the appointment. That makes three. Can you call me to discuss what I should go for next as ideally I’d like about half a dozen.”

FEEDBACK FROM PUBLIC APPOINTMENT / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSHIP CLIENTS:

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for delivering a fantastic nomination for..... He was delighted to receive an MBE and when I showed him a copy of the nomination he was bowled over. It was the best birthday present I could ever have arranged for my father.

DAUGHTER OF RECIPIENT OF AN MBE SAID:

Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Thank you for helping us through the Queen's Awards application Lesley, you clearly did a brilliant job and we are thrilled that this has resulted in such a fantastic award that recognises our achievements as a UK SME business

MARK BUTLER

PCL Ceramics Limited

Many thanks for all your help in ensuring our application met the criteria for The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2014. 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

COLIN HAMAND

NGF Europe Ltd

DFS is so much more than just a retailer, and thanks to Awards Intelligence we have been able to highlight our outstanding charitable
partnerships and CSR projects on a national scale. Winning awards has not only enabled us to recognise and reward our employees’ achievements, it has allowed us continue building on our successes year on year. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Awards Intelligence to other businesses and individuals who are doing great work too.

ILONA ANDERSON

Head of Customer Experience DFS

Many thanks to you and your team for helping us to get Mum’s work recognised.  She (and we) had a fabulous day and were delighted that Prince Charles really appeared to know who she was and what she had achieved.

SON AND DAUGHTER OF RECIPIENT OF AN MBE

Queen's Birthday Honours List

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is the leading global provider of it's kind, so it was only natural that we selected the leading global awards partner to help us demonstrate how we stand out. Awards Intelligence did just that, guiding and supporting us with their expertise and experience to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

IAN HARRIS

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Thank you for helping us to win the Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the International Trade category. You helped us express our technical business in such an accessible way that the Queen's Awards Judges could see the importance of the work we do. Your identification of our CSR methods also helped us to demonstrate that we are not only commercially successful, but we are an organisation that cares about the footprint it leaves on the world.

ANDREW LITTLEWOOD - NANOFLAM

KL Technologies LTD.

Thank you so much for all your help with our Queen's Award entry, we are delighted to have been chosen as winners in the International Trade category. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Awards Intelligence to others looking for support in the competition; your first-class advice and guidance ensured we had the best chance of success, and highlighted our unique business strategy as one of the World’s leading insurance brokers for the live entertainment industry.

JOHN SILCOCK

Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach

Thank you for turning around our Queen's Award entry in such a short amount of time. You captured the overall performance of Gen-X IT perfectly, highlighting how the different sides of the business work together to achieve optimum performance and added value for our global customers. Winning this award shows how far we have already come, and will lead us into the future with a real sense of pride.

ALAN GOULD

Gen-X IT Ltd.
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WHY SHOULD YOU APPOINT AWARDS INTELLIGENCE?

An Awards Intelligence nomination is special. Not only will we save you a great deal of time and hassle, our experts will significantly increase the nominee's chances of success.

Honours Selection Committees judge a candidate's merits based on the nomination put forward. Our nominations are not simply an extended CV, a list of educational achievements, appointments, awards or posts, or a job description. Poor nominations often list these things, and a frequent complaint from the Committees judging the nominations is that the person recommended is "doing no more than their paid job".

Instead, our nominations define what is special about the candidates' achievements and show accurately, memorably and persuasively exactly how and where they have made a difference.

If you want to give someone the best possible chance of receiving recognition for their hard work and achievements, complete the form or call us on +44 (0)1444 230130 for a free assessment of their chances of success.

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