“All good things must come to an end” is the phrase that comes to mind on my last day at The Queen’s Awards Office.
My name is Thomas Murphy. I'm a Year 10 student on a 2 week work experience assignment in the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise office.
We often receive calls from people enquiring about the Voluntary Service awards, confusing them with our own Enterprise Promotion award for individuals. I thought it might be helpful if I broke down the basics of each Award to make it clearer for everyone...
As we’re fast approaching the summer holidays and many of you will want to complete your 2015 Award entry before heading off to the sun, I thought it might be helpful to share some useful advice for preparing your entry.
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.
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.
If you are a recent winner we’d love to hear about any positive impact your business has experienced as a result of winning a Queen’s Award.
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.