The King's Awards for Enterprise
The King's Awards for Enterprise are the highest accolade for outstanding achievement by UK businesses. Honouring outstanding UK companies, they encourage the development of British business and recognise companies in three categories:
Demonstrating growth in overseas earnings.
Proven commercial success through innovative products or services.
Integrating environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into their business.
Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)
The awards are made each year by The King, 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.
Winners are announced on The King's personal birthday. Successful winners and their nominees are informed shortly before the announcement and invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace, which takes place in July. Berkshire businesses normally receive the Award and their Grant of Appointment from the Lord-Lieutenant at a special ceremony normally arranged at the winner’s headquarters.
To find out more about how to nominate for the next round of awards and to make an online application, please visit
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