Last month, while on holiday back home in Belfast, I was invited to visit one of our brand new 2014 Queen’s Award winners, Allstate Northern Ireland.
Welcome to another year of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Let me start by offering my warmest congratulations to all the 2014 Queen’s Award winners that were unveiled on Easter Monday.
Recently the Secretary of State for Business and Skills visited Peak Scientific as part of a day visit to Glasgow.
Last Monday, Kat and I set off early on another Queen’s Awards UK tour. Making tracks across a sunny Wales this time we visited a wonderfully diverse selection of Queen’s Awards winners.
When Linda brought in an M&S mail order bag proudly displaying the Queen's Awards emblem, it generated a lengthy office chat about other places the emblem had been spotted.
This week has seen us without Kat in the office; she is taking a well earned week’s leave before we get super-busy making preparations for the opening of this year’s awards on 21 April.
Hello all. We’ve been busy working on a winner’s survey which is coming shortly.
With both the International Trade and Innovation judging panel meetings under our belt, we look forward to the final panel meeting for the Sustainable Development category next week.
We received our new desktop screens on Monday… they are bigger and wider than the ones we used previously and like any new development they're taking a bit of getting used to…
Last week, the Queen’s Awards Office had the fantastic opportunity to visit and network with a number of small businesses, and businesses that support small business.