Businesses urged to apply for royal recognition - The Leamington Observer

Businesses urged to apply for royal recognition

COMPANIES in Warwickshire are being urged to to apply for the prestigious King’s Awards for Enterprise.

The awards are the highest accolade available to UK businesses and are seen to help with securing new contracts and venturing into new markets.

Applications for the 2024 round close on September 12 and successful firm will be announced next May.

Eligible businesses are free to apply for one or more categories. Recipients have to pass a robust assessment process, judged by experts from industry, academia, the voluntary sector and senior officials in Whitehall.

Successful businesses receive a Grant of Appointment, and are able to fly the King’s Awards flag at their main office and use the emblem on marketing materials for up to five years. In addition, they are invited to a Royal reception and presented with their award by the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Tim Cox, who is The King’s representative in the county.

The King’s Awards are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievements in four categories – innovation, international trade, sustainable development, and promoting opportunity (through social mobility).

They provide a range of benefits, including the opportunity to break into new markets, attract new investment, raise awareness of brand and products, attract new talent, and boost employee morale.

The Warwickshire Lieutenancy team has prepared a locally focused brochure on the benefits of these awards and the appropriate steps that can be followed to apply. The brochure is available online at

Mr Cox, said: “I encourage all Warwickshire businesses to embrace the opportunity to showcase your company’s excellence and apply for The King’s Awards for Enterprise. As the highest honour available to UK companies, it not only brings unparalleled prestige but also offers great exposure and credibility to your business.”

Warwickshire County Council chief executive Monica Fogarty added: “Celebrating our local businesses’ achievements and promoting their growth is a key priority for us. The King’s Awards for Enterprise are a great opportunity for Warwickshire-based companies to showcase their innovative and sustainable practices and to gain national recognition. I strongly encourage all eligible businesses to apply for this prestigious award and make the most of the benefits it offers.”

For companies interested in applying for an award and would like more information, email the Warwickshire Lieutenancy at [email protected]

To find out more about The King’s Awards for Enterprise, visit

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