Businesses invited to Queen’s Awards for Enterprise launch

12 Jun
  12th June 2020
  12:30pm to 1:30pm
  Virtual World

Open to members and non members

Hosted by the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce CEO, Richard Sheehan, we are inviting businesses to join an online launch event to learn more about how winning one of the UK’s most prestigious awards can benefit their companies in recognition of:

  • Innovation
  • International Trade
  • Sustainable Development
  • Enterprise Promotion

Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire, Anna Turner and Mandy Thorn MBE DL, Chair of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership and also President of Shropshire Chamber will launch the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise virtually on Friday June 12th from 12.30 until 13.30.

You will hear from a representative from the Queens Award Office in the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy as well as former Shropshire winners of a Queen’s Award. You will also hear from Gill Hamer, CEO of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership who will give an overview on the support being offered to businesses during the current pandemic.

By attending this online launch event you will  learn about the benefits of taking part in the Awards. With entries judged solely on merit, there is a very wide variety of enterprises which can enter and win, with companies varying in size from large international companies to small businesses with just a couple of employees.

Former Shropshire winners include Shrewsbury-based Cooking Marvellous, and manufacturers Thermserve in Telford,  Grainger & Worrall in Bridgnorth, Proto Labs in Halesfield and more recently, I2R Packaging Solutions based in Hortonwood.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity.

We’d like to invite businesses of all sizes to the launch to learn more about the Awards and how you can enter when the scheme opens for applications in a few weeks time.

Speaking about the launch, Richard Sheehan, CEO of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce said ‘With a need for businesses to raise their profile more than ever this is a great platform to gain local, regional and national recognition. We must never underestimate the high regard that Queen’s Awards winners are held in, nor the fantastic boost to staff confidence and morale that being recognised as an exemplar in your field can bring. Shropshire has a thriving business community bursting with innovation and success. Let’s get together to share the stories far and wide through this amazing opportunity.’

Order of speakers:

  • Richard Sheehan – CEO Shropshire Chamber
  • Mandy Thorn MBE DL – Chair of Marches LEP & President of Shropshire Chamber
  • Gill Hamer – CEO Marches LEP
  • Lord Lieutenant – Anna Turner
  • The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Office
  • A selection of winners of previous years – Names tbc

You will receive an email under separate cover with a Zoom link to enable you to attend this event.