As the economy of East Sussex copes with the pandemic, there is a call for local businesses to celebrate their success and boost confidence in the area by winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.(QAE). The QAE has four categories- International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)
Jim May, Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex, said: “It is rare for me to come across a local organisation that knows about the Queens Award for Enterprise and yet we have some incredible businesses in East Sussex, including in Eastbourne. It is time for our businesses to be properly rewarded for their great achievements by gaining the highest accolade in the UK.”
“Applications are free and the online process is very simple. Please take action now as the closing date for the 2021 QAE Awards is 9 September”
Chamber member, Identity Group, based in Eastbourne is a full service events agency. It won a 2020 QAE in International Trade, for delivering live and virtual events across the world with over 50% of revenue coming from international sales.
Michael Gietzen, Managing Director of Identity said: “There is no doubt that a Queen’s Award is among the most prestigious business awards that the UK offers. It brings worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater publicity and, of course, a boost to staff morale.”
“When we were announced as a winner, the entire team was really buoyed up. This boost in morale was the perfect tonic during this pandemic year. There is no doubt that a Queen’s Award is recognised as a serious accolade across all industry sectors and all geographical boundaries. I would strongly recommend all companies give it a go. If you don’t throw your hat in the ring then you have no chance of winning!”
It's clear that being a Quieen's Award winner is great for staff morale, but it's also great for attracting new clients to your business. In this time of uncertainty it will give your online and physical customers the confidence to invest in buying your products and services.
This is probably the best way to demonstrate your credibility, reliability and authenticity so don't wait, apply now.
To apply for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise your organisation must:
- be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
- file its Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
- be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services and is under its own management
- have at least 2 full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents
- demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility
Your organisation can be a business or non-profit.
For Further Details please follow this link