One of the key roles of the Lord-Lieutenant is to promote the King’s Awards for Enterprise to the Lanarkshire Business Community.
The King’s Award is a very important accolade for UK businesses and is a globally recognised royal seal of approval for our companies. There are four award categories:
• Innovation
• International Trade
• Sustainable Development
• Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility
Previous winners have confirmed that the main reason they enter for a King’s Award is for the prestige it brings them. This notable achievement enhances respect for the company at home and overseas. In addition, winners found that being the company with a King’s Award amongst their competitors can often make the difference in gaining an introduction to new customers. A win is also a great promotional opportunity for publicity in local and national newspapers and international trade magazines.
The majority of winning companies have below 250 employees, but there are also many larger businesses which have succeeded.
Terry Currie chairs the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy Business Group. He believes the benefits of winning a King’s Award are significant for a business.

Therefore, finding out more about the qualifying criteria and the application process makes sense.
The Lieutenancy is holding a briefing session on the King’s Awards at 12.30pm  Wednesday, 17th May, in the Panorama Suite at Hamilton Park Racecourse. The session will be delivered by officials from the King’s Awards office in London.
If you would like to learn more about what’s involved in applying for a King’s Award for Enterprise, you would be most welcome to attend the briefing session. If this is of interest to you, please email

Posted by Gavin Whitefield