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The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: Criteria for EnteringThe Awards Ths is a summary of the criteria for being considered for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for comprehensive entry specifications go to: www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise 2 016
Innovation To apply for the Innovation award, you must also: n have an innovation that has not been done before n have had your innovation available on the market for at least two years n have recovered all the investments made in your innovation n show outstanding commercial success as a result of innovation over two years – or continuous commercial success over five years Your innovation should be in one of the following categories: (1) invention, design or production of goods performance of services, (2) marketing and distribution or (3) after-sale support of goods or services Sustainable Development To apply for the Sustainable Development award you must either: n show how your outstanding sustainable development practices have helped to improve your commercial performance over two years, or: n s how how your continuous sustainable development practices have helped to improve your commercial performance over five years Your achievements should be in one of the following categories: (1) invention, design or production of goods, (2) performance of services, (3) marketing and distribution, (4) after-sale support of goods or services, (5) management of resources or relationships with people and other organisations If you have any questions or queries about entering The Queen’s Awards, these should be addressed to The Queen’s Awards Helpline: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 020 7215 6880 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of: n Innovation - for commercial success as a result of innovation n International Trade - for growth and commercial success in international trade n Sustainable Development - for commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and the economy The awards are valid for five years and, in order to enter, your organisation (business or non-profit) must: n be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and file its Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) n be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services and is under its own management have at least two full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents n demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility Each of the award categories then has the additional entry criteria noted here: International Trade To apply for the International Trade award, you must also: n have made a minimum of £100,000 in overseas sales in the first year of your entry and show year-on-year growth n show that your organisation has achieved outstanding growth in overseas earnings relative to your business size and sector n show steep year-on-year growth (without dips) in overseas sales over three years - or substantial year-on-year growth (without dips) over six years
How to enter your company forThe Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Enter online at www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise, the closing date for the 2017 Awards is 2 September 2016. Awards winners are announced on 21 April the following year and are published as a supplement to the London Gazette and are also listed on the above website.
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