Ruth Mitchell

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Bidding for ?corporate knighthoods?

North East businesses will be encouraged to bid for prestigious enterprise awards at a special breakfast seminar to be held next week at The Sage, Gateshead. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is recognised and respected as a mark of quality and success by companies and organisations in the UK and around the world, and is seen by many as the “ultimate business accolade”. As part of a series of events nationwide, David Moor, Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Advisory Committee, will be encouraging businesses to bid for the awards, and companies can apply for the award in one, two or all three of the categories - International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. There is also a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion to reward individuals who have promoted business enterprise skills and attitudes in the UK by encouraging or training others. Previous winners of the awards will attend the seminar to offer insight into the benefits for winners amongst them John Anderson CBE, Non-executive Chairman of BIC, in Sunderland who has been active in enterprise promotion for 16 years and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Mr Anderson said:“The development of an entrepreneurial culture is something I am committed to and by embracing change and supporting young people we can help to make a difference.” Ross Cordiner the International Trade Director from UK Trade & Investment, who are hosting the seminar in conjunction with One NorthEast, said: “The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are acknowledged as the most prestigious corporate award nationally that provides tangible benefits for companies who receive them.” For those interested in this ‘corporate knighthood’, the breakfast awareness event will be at The Sage, Gateshead on Thursday, 20 July, 8.15-10am.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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