Sandwell Business Ambassadors call on Sandwell businesses to enter the Queen’s Award for Enterprise6th June 2019
SANDWELL BUSINESS AMBASSADORS CALL ON SANDWELL BUSINESSES TO ENTER THE QUEENâ€™S AWARD FOR ENTERPRISE
The Sandwell Business Ambassadors have urged local businesses to enter the Queenâ€™s Award for Enterprise for outstanding achievement by UK businesses, with the West Midlands poorly represented in entries in previous years. One of the ambassadors, John Wood DL, Director â€“ Group Corporate Services at Liberty Engineering Group Pte Limited UK, is leading this initiative in the Sandwell region.
The aim of Sandwell Business Ambassadors is to encourage the boroughâ€™s businesses to thrive by supporting and growing existing local organisations, whilst communicating what Sandwell can offer. The programme has therefore identified the Queenâ€™s Award for Enterprise as a key opportunity for businesses.
Applications can be submitted within four categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. Organisations must be based in the UK, file its Company Tax Returns with HMRC and must also be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or service and is under its own management. The organisations can be business or non-profit, but must have at least two full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents and demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility.
Winners will be invited to a Royal reception and presented with the award, which is valid for five years, at their company by one of The Queenâ€™s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant. They will also be able to fly The Queenâ€™s Awards flag at their main office, use the emblem on marketing materials and will be given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy.
John Wood DL, commented: â€œThe Queenâ€™s Award for Enterprise is a fantastic initiative for businesses to become involved with, and previous winners have benefited considerably.
â€œOur aim is to support the borough and promote opportunities, which is why weâ€™re championing the Queenâ€™s Award for Enterprise, so our local businesses are aware and can hopefully profit from this.â€
For more information on the Queenâ€™s Award for Enterprise, go to www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise