These awards are made annually (21st April) on The Queen’s actual birthday and are designed to recognise businesses that have made an outstanding contribution.
There are three categories:
• International Trade • Innovation • Sustainable Development
The Queen’s Awards Office will advise The Lord-Lieutenant of successful businesses in Tyne and Wear. It is the role of the Lord-Lieutenant to make arrangements for the presentation ceremony.
The winner of the 2017 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is:
Hospitality and Hope, South Tyneside
Nominations are currently being sought for 2018, the closing date for nominations is midnight on Friday 15th September 2017. Winners will be formally announced 2nd June 2018.
In recent years, The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation, has been awarded to:
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is presented to individuals who have significant involvement in promoting enterprise skills and encouraging entrepreneurial attitudes in others. Those that are presented with the award have been nominated by other individuals for their wide ranging skills and support of enterprise in the UK.
The award is for those who have given up their time to support others in developing their skills, perhaps through being a mentor or role model.
The individual may have been involved in social enterprises or promoting business enterprises in disadvantaged communities. There are a whole range of activities that may result in an individual being nominated for this award.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is an annual award for outstanding achievement by groups who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life of others. Information on the nomination process is available on the Directgov site.
The Lord-Lieutenant advises on nominations within their lieutenancy. The awards are announced annually and The Lord-Lieutenant presents the awards on behalf of Her Majesty, The Queen.
The winner of the 2017 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services is:
The deadline for the 2018 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services is now closed. Winners will be formally announced 2nd June 2018. Nominations are currently being sought for 2019, the closing date for nominations is midnight on Friday 14th September 2018.