The Queen's Awards Magazine 2016

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The 2015Winners atThe Queen's Awards Reception


Winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2015 – who are all UK businesses leading the way in international trade, innovation and sustainable development in a broad range of sectors including car manufacturing, education, software design and fashion – celebrated their achievements alongside royalty and ministers at an event at Buckingham Palace in July 2015. The reception was hosted by HMThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in recognition of their outstanding business success. More than 140 companies received the prestigious awards in 2015, including 105 businesses who received theirs for International Trade; 24 for Innovation and 12 for Sustainable Development. Two small companies, Wavestore Ltd and Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging Ltd, achieved double recognition, receiving awards for both Innovation and International Trade.

Photographs of 2015 Queen’s Awards Winners and other guests at last year’s Buckingham Palace reception, held in July. Top left: Mr Jonathan Dobney of Air Service Training (Engineering) Ltd. Top right: Mrs Mary Cudjoe of Blue Skies Holdings Ltd. Middle right: Mr George Mackintosh repesenting Testplant Ltd. Bottom row, left: Ms Liana Mackay of Argus Media Ltd. Bottommiddle: Mrs Julie Devonshire, Director of Ventures, UnLtd. Bottom right: Mr Bennett Reid representing The Midcounties Co-operative

These exceptional individuals – amongst whom were included entrepreneurs, a professor of creative entrepreneurship and the founder of the Creative Innovation Centre in Somerset – also attended a celebratory event, held in their honour and hosted by ministers, at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) where they were presented with their Grants of Appointment and congratulated by the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid.

As well as attending the celebratory reception at Buckingham Palace the winning companies were also visited by a Royal representative, over the year, so that their whole workforce could join in with the celebrations, and were presented with a crystal Rose bowl and Grant of Appointment to mark their achievement. They can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years after winning their Award, as a symbol of their quality and success. Alongside the business winners, a further six individuals were also awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, having been nominated by their peers for outstanding voluntary efforts to support and encourage UK entrepreneurship.

Winners of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion (left to right), Chris Pichon, Andy Penaluna, Sajid Javid, Lopa Patel, Richard Holt, Nelson Gray

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