The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Apply Now

Does your company deserve the UK’s most prestigious business award?

Northern Ireland businesses are invited to apply for the UK’s most prestigious business awards – the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

The awards recognise and encourage the outstanding achievements of UK businesses in the fields of:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity (through social mobility)

Businesses of all sizes and from all sectors can apply. The awards are free to enter and you can apply for more than one award. However, to be eligible your business must:

  • be based in the UK
  • file its Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs
  • be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services
  • have at least two full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents
  • demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility

Additional eligibility criteria apply for the particular award categories. Find out if your business is eligible.

The awards are valid for five years. Previous winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

Deadline for applications for the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is midday on Friday 1 September 2017. See more on how to apply.