The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Following the sad death of Her Majesty the Queen on 8th September 2022, the information below will be updated as soon as we have been made aware of the wishes of His Majesty King Charles in respect of this project.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the highest accolade for business success. Honouring outstanding UK companies, they encourage the development of British business and recognise companies in three categories:

International trade
Demonstrating growth in overseas earnings.

Proven commercial success through innovative products or services.

Sustainable development
Integrating environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into their business.

The awards are made each year by HM The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister assisted by an Advisory Committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions. Winners enjoy a range of benefits, including worldwide recognition and extensive press coverage.

The deadline for entries is the 1st September each year. Winners are announced on The Queen’s personal birthday, 21st April. Successful winners and their nominees are informed shortly before the announcement and invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace, which takes place in July. The Lord-Lieutenant then presents the Awards to any successful businesses in Rutland.

To find out more about how to nominate for the next round of awards, please visit