The Kings Awards for Enterprise

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What does this involve?

The King’s Awards for Enterprise recognise and encourage the outstanding achievements of UK businesses in the fields of: 

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity through social mobility

If you win, you’ll be:

  • invited to a royal reception
  • presented with the award at your company by one of the King’s representatives, a lord-lieutenant
  • able to fly the King’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

Winners can benefit from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

You can apply for more than one award. The awards are valid for 5 years. 

Your application must be submitted by midday on 12 September 2023.

Am I eligible?

The King's Awards for Enterprise are open to applications from almost all businesses and non-profits, of almost all sizes, in every sector.  

The organisation must:

  • be based in the UK, including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
  • have a good compliance record with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) - for example, by paying the right amount of tax on time
  • 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

Full eligibility criteria for each of the award categories is available on the GOV.UK website.

What does this cost?

It is free to enter the King’s Awards for Enterprise. 

Who is this for?

Any business based in the UK, in any sector.

How long does this take?

It should take less than 15 minutes to complete the application.


12 September 2023 at midday - deadline to apply

October 2023 - shortlisted organisations are notified

November 2023 - shortlisted organisations asked to provide verified commercial figures

March 2024 - winners notified and unsuccessful organisations receive feedback on their applications

6 May 2024 - winners officially announced in the London Gazette

summer 2024 - representatives from the winning organisations invited to attend a royal reception

Important information

You'll need to create an account and register your details on GOV.UK to apply for this award.


Next steps

Visit the GOV.UK website for more information and to apply.

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