The Queen’s Awards

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The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities.

Any group of two or more people doing volunteering work that is a social, economic or environmental service to the local community could receive the award. In order to be nominated, volunteer groups should do work that: provides activities and meets a need for people living in the local community; is supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it; has developed and is run locally.

Volunteer groups should have a record of doing work in the local community.

Forms, Guidance and Information

The Nomination Forms have to be completed online and are available from the Queens Award for Voluntary Service website.

Guidance notes are also only available online.

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The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK business in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is awarded to individuals who encourage entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in others.

The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen and are only given forthe highest levels of excellence. They are judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.

Previous corporate winners have come from a diverse selection of business sectors and have included large and small businesses. Recipients of the individual award have been from varied social and professional backgrounds.

The closing date for entries is the last working day of September each year and the winners are announced on 21 April the following year.

For more information, including the links to the online application and nomination forms visit www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise. For further enquiries please call The Queen’s Awards’ Office helpline on: 020 7215 6880 or e-mail: queensawards@beis.gov.uk.