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IoD South Yorkshire - Winning a Queens Award

21 Apr 2021
IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online

The Queens Awards for Enterprise are the highest official UK awards for British Business, each year only around 200 are presented to the pinnacle of UK companies. 
Our region is under-represented in both applications and awards and the IoD is keen to support our members through this process. 

Join us on 21st April from 4pm to hear from representatives of the Department for International Trade, Lord Lieutenants Office, past winners and judges on how you can become a recipient.
Winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

About the awards

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

What happens if your company wins?

If you win you’ll be:
Invited to a Royal reception
Presented with the award at your company by one of The Queen’s representatives, a Lord-Lieutenant
Able to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at your main office, and use the emblem on your marketing materials (for example, on your packaging, advertisements, stationery and website)
Given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy
The awards are valid for 5 years.

Key details

Date & time: 21 Apr 2021 16:00 - 17:00
Location: IoD Yorkshire & North East Online, Online
CPD Hours:

Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member
10.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member

Event manager:
Ms Helena Drake
Contact phone:
0113 539 8781
Contact email:


Jim Wright

Jim Wright is a solicitor and partner at Knights Plc, which is the only legal services business to hold the Queen's Award for Excellence in International Trade.  As head of International, Jim led his business through the application, helping the Queens Award process organisers and the Department for International Trade understand how services based companies export.  Jim's business was awarded the Queen's Award in April 2020.  Subsequently appointed as a Department for International Trade Export Champion, Jim is keen to encourage all IoD members, but particularly those in services businesses to export and/or get the recognition for their activities.  Jim is an Ambassador for the IoD in South Yorkshire and has been an active member of the IoD for 10 years.  Jim will share his business' experience of the application process, the benefits from the award and is happy to answer questions from members. 

Antony Davies

Antony has extensive experience in the fields of innovation, enterprise and growth support,  having been a director and owner of innovation, technology transfer and business growth consultancies in the North of England for the last 20 years or so. He has a particular interest in innovation focused SMEs, as he now works to develop collaborative innovation partnerships between universities and SMEs in the region.  Antony has direct experience with the Queens Awards, having been contracted to manage a team of QA assessors for several years, as well as taking on a lead assessor role himself. 



Prices from

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member
10.00 GBP + VAT - Non-member


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