The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Promotion recognises the UK’s most enterprising individuals.
Do you know somebody who has played an outstanding role in promoting and encouraging enterprise skills in others?
Why not nominate them for this Enterprise Promotion award?
If you don’t know someone directly, do you know someone in a company or organisation who might?
The Award recognises people who have gone the extra mile to encourage entrepreneurial skills and attitudes, for example, in local communities, young people and students.
There are roughly 10 Awards presented each year and usually one special Lifetime Achievement Award.
Meet the winners
Meet 3 of this year’s winners:
Rajeeb is the founder and CEO of Enternships.com which connects students and graduates to start-ups and SMEs. Since graduating in 2008, as well as sitting on boards and advisory committees (Channel 4, UKTI) Rajeeb is a trustee of UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs and Co-Founder of StartUp Britain - launched by Prime Minister David Cameron in March 2011.
Professor Elizabeth Towns-Andrews
Elizabeth took her Science PhD and spent several years working in top research facilities before joining the University of Huddersfield as Director of Research and Enterprise. She conceived a £12 million enterprise and innovation centre (3M Buckley Innovation Centre) which offers all types of businesses the very latest in conference facilities. Businesses are encouraged to plug into the University synergies and research capabilities.
Claire Dove MBE
Claire wins this year’s Lifetime Achievement award. She is recognised for her work with Blackburne House to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and black people in the Merseyside Area. Over 30 years ago Claire, along with a small group of women set up a training centre ran by women for women. Today Blackburne House is home to BeaconStatusCollege, a conference centre, business support service, a women’s enterprise hub and a women’s maintenance business. Did we mention the nursery and health suite?
How to nominate
If you need an incentive to make the call, winners and their nominators receive an invitation to a champagne reception with Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace!
Entry is by nomination only and the closing date is 30 September 2013. To nominate someone, or for more information, visit www.queensawards.org.uk.
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