London, UK Companies who want to enter for a Queen's Awards for Enterprise have until 31 October 2003 to submit applications and the organisers are seeking more entries from the electronics and telecommunications sectors.
Stephen Brice, Acting Secretary of The Queen's Awards Office, believes many successful electronics and telecommunications companies could miss out on the chance for Royal recognition unless they act quickly:
Brice said, “Although we have received some good applications, I am convinced there are many more companies from the electronics and telecommunications sectors who would be prime candidates for a Queen's Award. There is no entry fee, and no limit to the number of Awards that can be made each year, yet the benefits of winning are significant and wide-ranging.”
If an application is unsuccessful the companies will receive detailed feedback about the strengths and weaknesses of an application that might enable them to apply successfully another time.
Queen's Awards are made in three categories – International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. Any UK-based business unit with two or more employees can enter.
Visit The Queen's Awards web site to download an application form.