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Countdown Begins To Queens Awards For Enterprise 2010

Countdown Begins To Queens Awards For Enterprise 2010

Businesses Invited to Apply for UKs Most Prestigious Corporate Accolade

The 2010 Queens Awards for Enterprise will officially open for entries on 20 July 2009, organisers announced today.

Outstanding UK businesses of all sizes and from any industry sector are being urged to apply for The Queens Awards widely regarded as the UKs highest honour for business success, and the equivalent of a company knighthood.

Businesses who win a Queens Award receive extensive benefits. A survey of last years winners found that, in the first year alone three quarters experienced extra press coverage 82% saw an increase in employee engagement and nearly two thirds of winners in the International Trade category either increased their recognition abroad or generated new business.

It costs nothing to enter The Queens Awards, and companies have until 2pm on 30 October 2009 to submit their application. Entry forms can be downloaded from The Queens Awards website (www.queensawards.org.uk). Winners will be announced on The Queens Birthday, 21st April 2010.
Any UK-based business with two or more employees which can demonstrate outstanding and sustained commercial success in its field has a chance of winning a Queens Award. There are three categories of Award: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.
Business Secretary Lord Mandelson, comments:The UK has some of the most enterprising companies in the world, from large multinationals to dynamic small businesses. The Queens Awards exist to give national and international recognition to the achievements of those firms. A Queens Award is the ultimate standard of business excellence, and something I believe all firms should aspire to.

In April this year, a record number of 194 Queens Awards were announced by Her Majesty The Queen. Amongst this years winners were several recruitment and training specialists, including First Point Group Ltd (recruitment for the international telecommunications industry) Orion Group (recruitment for the engineering sector) GSD (Corporate) Ltd (work study software solutions) Women Like Us (recruitment and training for mothers returning to work part time) and Knowsley Development Trust (training and enterprise academy operator in North Merseyside).

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