Call for entries to the Queens Awards for Enterprise
The Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce team are assisting Lt. Col. Richard Callander LVO OBE TD, the present Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian, in a search to find potential Midlothian based entrants for the Queens Awards for Enterprise 2021.
Queens Awards for Enterprise
The awards may not be something that you and your business have considered to date. However, with worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale all reported from previous winners, it’s definitely worth exploring for your business.
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of:
- international trade
- sustainable development
- promoting opportunity (through social mobility)
The awards are free to enter and you can apply for more than one award, if you wish.
In recent years , the total number of Queens Awards received per annum across the UK has totalled over 200, with only a handful in single figures based in Scotland. This reflects no geographic bias, and is relative to the number of entrants put forward from each area.
Previous Scottish Winners
In 2020 Midlothian’s own Armadilla Ltd, based in Bonnyrigg, were the winners of this fantastic Award. Previous year’s winners include Exterity based in Fife: Snapdragon Monitoring from Edinburgh: Hiretech located in Aberdeen: and Gray & Adams in Fraserburgh.
So, we would love to see more entrants for 2021 from the fantastic businesses making a name for themselves in Midlothian.
Find out more about The Queens Award for Enteprise and submit your application.
Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Virtual Networking Lunch
The Queens Award Winner 2020, Ross Hunter of Armadilla Ltd, will be speaking at the Midlothian & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Virtual Networking Lunch on Tuesday 11 August. If you can attend please register today.
This lunch will be an opportunity for general networking and Ross will be discussing the development of his successful family business, the different benefits to his business as a result of winning a Queens Award and the process of entering which he claims is not as daunting as was imagined.
If you can’t make the lunch on August 11th, both the Lord Lieutenant, Richard Callander, and Ross and Archie Hunter of Armadilla would be delighted to meet with you (via phone call/Zoom etc) individually to tell you more about the process of applying to the Queens Awards for Enterprise.
You can read about Armadilla Ltd’s success and hear about the support and advice they received from Business Gateway Midlothian in our case study.