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To be eligible to apply you must be

  • be based in the UK

  • file your Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

  • be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services and is under its own management

  • have at least 2 full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents

  • demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility

Your organisation can be a business or non-profit.

Each of the award categories has additional entry criteria.

There are four categories for businesses to enter the award scheme

  • International Trade

  • Innovation

  • Sustainable Development

  • Promoting Opportunity through social mobility

If you win you’ll be:

  • invited to a Royal reception

  • presented with the award at your company by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant

  • able to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at your main office, and use the emblem on your marketing materials (for example, on your packaging, advertisements, stationery and website)

  • given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy

The awards are valid for 5 years.

Winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

Congratulations to all the 2021 Winners, those in the South West;

For Innovation

  • Gympanzees CIO - Website:

International Trade

Promoting Opportunity

Sustainable Development

To download the full list of winners click here

Timetable for the 2021 Awards

  • May 2021 New application period opens for 2021 awards

  • Midday 8 September 2021 Application period closes

  • October 2021 Shortlisted organisations notified

  • November 2021 Shortlisted organisations asked to provide verified commercial figures

  • April 2022Winning organisations notified

  • April 2022 Unsuccessful organisations receive feedback on their applications

  • 21 April 2022 Winners officially announced in the London Gazette

  • To be confirmed Representatives from the winning organisations invited to attend a royal reception


The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are free to enter. You can apply for more than one award. You’ll need to:

  • create an account and register your details

  • answer questions about your eligibility - this should take less than 15 minutes

  • submit your application by midday on 8 September 2021


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