Yesterday marked HM The Queen's 90th birthday and a was a very special day for businesses who have won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2016.
In this post we’re updating you on our team and what’s next for the Queen’s Awards.
We are all feeling slightly dazed in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, but we seem to have survived another year!
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.
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 invited Lesley Batchelor, Director General of the Institute of Export and one of our judges to share what she looks for in a winning entry.
For anyone thinking of nominating an individual for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion we have some advice from Martyn Leat, Lead Assessor for this Award.
Today's guest blogger is Yasmin Knight, Lead Assessor for the International Trade category.