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The Queen's Awards for Enterprise

The Queen'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:

International trade
Demonstrating growth in overseas earnings.

Innovation
Proven commercial success through innovative products or services.

Sustainable development
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 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.

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. 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 www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise 

Recent winners in Berkshire

2016   
Content Guru Ltd, Bracknell - Innovation
Fiscal Technologies,
Reading - Innovation
Dog Rocks UK Distribution Ltd,
Maidenhead - International Trade
Porterhouse Medical Ltd, Reading - International Trade
Talacrest 2000 AD Ltd, Bracknell - International Trade
Double First Ltd, Newbury - International Trade
Moo Free Ltd t/a Moo Free & Moo Fre Chocolates, Reading - International Trade

2015
Accesso Technology Group Plc, Twyford, Reading – Innovation
Benchmark Woodworking Ltd, Kintbury, Nr Hungerford – Sustainable Development

2014
CSB Holdings Plc, Slough – International Trade
SecurEnvoy Plc, ThealeInternational Trade
Sysco Guest Supply Europe Ltd, AldermastonInternational Trade
Emulate3D Ltd, University of ReadingInnovation

2013
PrysimID, WokinghamInnovation

2012
Agento Limited trading as Revector, WokinghamInnovation & International Trade
Element 6, AscotInnovation     
Greenham Common Community Trust Ltd, Greenham CommonSustainable Development  

The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP)
The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP) celebrates and recognises the activities of individuals who have played an outstanding and significant role in promoting enterprise skills and attitudes in others in the UK.  Up to 10 awards across the UK are made each year and a single Lifetime Achievement Award if there is an appropriate candidate.

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