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Merseyside businesses urged to apply for King’s Award for Enterprise

The KAE recognises the outstanding achievements of UK businesses across four operating categories:

  • International Trade

  • Innovation

  • Sustainable Development

  • Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility

Previously known as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the programme has now been relaunched as King Charles III’s scheme to acknowledge business excellence.

Panel member John Mohin OBE, a Liverpool academic, Deputy Lieutenant for Merseyside and an Honorary Fellow of Liverpool John Moore’s University, says:

“Liverpool is recognised worldwide as a leading centre for business and trade while the wider Merseyside region has a multitude of outstanding and innovative businesses across a range of sectors. We have organisations conducting cutting-edge research in the fields of science, medicine and technology to leading businesses in retail, construction, finance, logistics, entertainment and so much more.

“These Awards for Enterprise recognise the exceptional contribution that winning businesses have made to the UK. Winners are entitled to feature the King’s Emblem on all their marketing and promotional material for a period of five years, and this is a recognised stamp of excellence for businesses trading nationally and globally.”

The awards are open to all UK businesses, large and small, provided they have at least two years’ trading history and employ at least two people or part-time equivalents.

Businesses and Media are being invited to a special KAE launch from 10am-12noon on Wednesday, July 12th at the Royal Liver Building, Pier Head Liverpool. Nichola Bruno, Head of the King’s Award Office, will be attending along with previous winners who will speak about their application journey with advice on what is required to make a successful application.

If you wish to attend this event, please contact: Helen Tanzey: Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Merseyside