Deadline for Queen's Awards approaching fast –

Deadline for Queen’s Awards approaching fast Published:  22 September, 2006

SEAFOOD companies wishing to enter the 2007 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are being reminded that the deadline is approaching fast. Applications from successful businesses, and nominations for individual recipients of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, must be received by midnight on October 31.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious Awards for business-related achievement. There are three business Award categories: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development; and one for individuals: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

The business categories of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are open to any UK based firm with two or more full-time employees. Organisations should apply for a Queen’s Award if they can demonstrate outstanding or continuous achievement and commercial success in any of three categories: International Trade; Innovation; and Sustainable Development. There is no limit on the number of Awards granted each year.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is a relatively new award for outstanding individuals who inspire and encourage budding entrepreneurs. Candidates for this award cannot apply themselves, but must be nominated by others. Up to ten Awards are granted each year, plus one Lifetime Achievement Award, if a suitable individual is nominated.

Winners and recipients of any Queen’s Award benefit from extensive publicity and increased recognition in their field. Past business Awards winners have also reported significant boosts to staff morale, credibility and sales.

For more details on how to apply for a business Award, or nominate an individual for The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion, visit or call 08705 13 44 86. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.