This year’s King’s Awards for Enterprise has been officially launched for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Launched to coincide with the coronation, entry to the King’s Awards is a great opportunity for UK businesses to get recognition for their successes in a way that can help them go on to achieve even greater things with winners reporting from benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale. Winners of awards cover a wide range of sectors and from all across the UK. Previous winners include Dyson and Brompton Bikes.

The continuation of the King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, demonstrates that King Charles III is keen to continue his mother’s legacy in recognising outstanding UK businesses.

The award programme, now in its 57th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for five years after they win an award.


To apply for the King’s Award for Enterprise your organisation must meet certain criteria, including:

  • Be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
  • Have a good compliance record with HMRC, showing they pay the right amount of tax, on time.
  • Be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services and is under its own management.
  • Have at least two full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents.
  • Be able to demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility.
  • As well as the general entry criteria, each category has some additional entry rules.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are free to enter and you can apply for more than one award.

Applications for the Awards are open now until midday on 12 September 2023.

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