We are all feeling slightly dazed in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, but we survived another year!
Yesterday there were ‘slightly more telephone calls than usual’ with many of you saying that you couldn’t get onto the website or that you were ‘getting the whirring wheel’ icon.
This was caused by the sheer volume of traffic but didn’t last very long and the good news is that everyone managed to get their entry in!
So what happens next?
Well, the assessors will look at each business category and make a list of the companies that are really impressive and recommend these are the companies that we shortlist. The same process happens for the individual awards for the people nominated by their peers for the Enterprise Promotion award.
Towards the end of November you will all receive an email informing you of your progress in the awards. If you are lucky enough to be short listed this is where you have to provide us with official confirmation from your auditor about your finance figures.
Our work continues throughout the rest of the year. As well as the current short list being reviewed by individual judging panels we will be arranging all sorts of wonderful promotions to publicise next year’s competition!
We will keep you up to date in future blogs.
Thanks very much to all of you who entered this year’s competition – our 50th anniversary.
And obviously … good luck!