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Queen’s Awards for Enterprise open for nominations

Just Regional
Apr 25, 2013 2 mins read

Do you know someone who has promoted enterprise in North Norfolk? North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb is encouraging people to nominate businesses and individuals they know who have played a key part in promoting enterprise for a national honour.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise recognise outstanding achievements by UK businesses in the three categories of innovation, sustainable development and international trade. A separate award for enterprise promotion honours individuals who have played an important role in supporting entrepreneurs and promoting enterprise skills.

The judging panel makes a recommendation to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee. The committee then makes a final recommendation to HM The Queen, who decides the winners. Winners receive an engraved crystal chalice and are invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace. The award is for life.

Previous winners have reported that the awards have brought extra prestige to their business, improved staff morale, gained extra press coverage and given their business an edge overseas. The vast majority of last year’s winners were small and medium-sized enterprises.

Commenting, North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said:

“This is an opportunity for people to recognise outstanding businesses, and individuals who make an outstanding contribution to business, here in North Norfolk.

“Last year none of the recipients were from Norfolk. I cannot believe this is because we are lacking in entrepreneurship, but rather because people were not necessarily aware of the awards. It would be a shame if that was the case this year and I would encourage people to think about whether they would like to nominate anyone, or any business, for this award.”

Entries can be submitted online. Go to https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise/overview to make your nomination.

 

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