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The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion

The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion is an award for individuals who have played an important role in promoting enterprise skills and supporting entrepreneurs.

This prestigious personal award could be won through:

  • giving up your time — or sometimes providing financial support — to help potential entrepreneurs in education or in starting a business
  • being involved in social enterprise and either achieving business outcomes or helping others to develop business skills
  • working in education, training or youth work to help provide others with enterprise skills

How the winners are decided

The judging panel makes a recommendation to the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee. The committee then makes a final recommendation to Her Majesty 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.

What you need to know

Entries are by nomination only. You can’t nominate yourself for an award.

How to nominate someone

Applications must be submitted online; click here for the registration page.

Guidance notes

You can download guidance notes and sample entry forms from the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise website.

Read the guidance notes and submit  entries between 21 April and the last working day of September every year.

There is no entry fee.

Queen’s Awards Helpline

Telephone: 020 7215 6880 or email:

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The Queen's Awards LinkedIn forum provides information, advice and debate. To join visit LinkedIn group.

Further information is also available from the online Queen's Award for Enterprise Magazine.