The Eligibility Checker is the first step for businesses to understand if they could apply for a Queen's Award for Enterprise. If successful, the award is valid for 5 years and winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.
Louise Bennett OBE, DL, chief executive of the Chamber of Commerce, said "COVID-19 has presented so many challenges for businesses across the region and as we work hard to recover it is important that we showcase the very 'best of business' in Coventry & Warwickshire."
"As a Deputy Lieutenant, and High Sheriff in Nomination 21/22 for the West Midlands, I have seen first hand the significant difference winning a Queen's Award has made to so many businesses. We have indeed had many Coventry & Warwickshire winners in recent years."
"I would encourage all businesses to have a look at our Eligibility Checker as a first step and if you need further support, please do get in touch with the Chamber who will be able to support you."
If you win a Queen's Award for Enterprise 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
Take the first step now and download our Eligibility Checker Here
Further information is available at https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise and applications must be submitted by midday on Wednesday 9 September 2020