Business and Enterprise Minister Mark Prisk has called on the most innovative companies in the UK put themselves forward for the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
The award is one of the highest accolades a business can receive in the UK, and Mr Prisk made the call as some of last year’s winners displayed their products in Sheffield.
The minister said: “The quality of winners from the 2012 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise was the highest ever, with over 200 companies being recognised across the UK, and 20 alone from Yorkshire and the Humber.
“The companies on display in Sheffield are a credit to local and national business as their determination and success will help boost the UK economy.
“The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise can make a real difference to a business’s prospects and provide national recognition for outstanding achievements. I would encourage companies from across the UK to apply for next year’s awards and make 2013 even more successful than this record breaking year of enterprise.”
Entry is now open for the 2013 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and will close on Friday, 28 September 2012.