The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious business awards, offering recipients global acknowledgment that their company is outstanding in its field. The Awards recognise and encourage the outstanding achievements of UK businesses in the fields of:

  • Innovation - Proven commercial success over at least two years through innovative design, products or services.
  • International Trade - Demonstrating growth in overseas sales and earnings.
  • Sustainable Development - Outstanding sustainable development for more than 2 years and proven benefits or positive outcomes of actions or interventions.
  • Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility) - Having a social mobility programme running for at least two years, supporting disadvantaged people improve their jobs skills and chances of finding work.


Benefits of winning the Award

Winners receive a range of benefits including worldwide recognition and extensive press coverage. They are also invited to attend a Buckingham Palace reception and can use the Awards Emblem as an internationally recognised endorsement for 5 years. The award itself is presented locally, usually by HM Lord-Lieutenant.


How to apply

The 2022 application round closes on 8 September 2021, winners will be announced in April 2022.

There is no entry fee.

All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available on The Queen's Award for Enterprise website.


Get in touch

The Cumbria Lieutenancy Office is keen to encourage entries for the 2022 awards which open on 1 May 2021.

The Lieutenancy Office may be able to offer advice and mentoring to eligible applicants in the completion of the online application form.

If you would like to speak to us about your potential application, please contact us by email at: lieutenant@cumbria.gov.uk and we will be happy to assist.

Alternatively, to contact The Queen's Awards Office directly, call their helpline on: 0207 215 6880 or email: queensawards@beis.gov.uk.


Previous winners:

On the 29 April it was announced that an organisation in Cumbria had received a Queen's Award for Enterprise. Barrnon Ltd received their award for their outstanding performance in Innovation.

We look forward to their award presentation.


On the 21 April it was announced that four organisations in Cumbria had received a Queen's Award for Enterprise. Clark Door, Kendal Nutricare and Trade Copiers received their awards for their outstanding performances in International Trade.

The Quiet Site have won one of the 19 awards in the country for Sustainable Development.

We look forward to their award presentations.

Create Technologies Ltd, trading as Createc received their Queen's Award for Innovation from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman on Thursday 19 September 2019.

Createc has a deep knowledge in imaging and computer vision which they use to help people and machines understand the world around them.

Create Technologies Ltd


The Lakes Free Range Egg, co-owned by Mr and Mrs Brass received their Queen's Award for Sustainable Development from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman on Friday 24 August. The occasion was even more special for staff at The Lakes, because it marked the start of their 21st birthday celebration.

Lakes Free Range Egg

 



Create Technologies Ltd, trading as Createc received their Queen's Award for International Trade from HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman on Thursday 27 September.

The Createc team has a wide experience of the very latest sensor technology, imaging applications and software approaches that they can bring to bear on any problem. They have been successful in developing devices and software systems that are being used around the world. And they enjoy extending their expertise into new areas.

Createc