Queen’s rep in awards boost

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THE Queen’s representative in Buckinghamshire wants great companies to be recognised for their achievements.

Nominations for the 2013 Queen’s Awards have to be made by September 28, with the winners announced in April 2013.

This year Buckinghamshire had eight award winners, including a couple of firms in Milton Keynes; Beardow & Adams, in Bradville, in the international trade category and Olney’s TRAKA in the innovation section.

Arrangements are currently being made for the award ceremonies at the winning companies which will be attended by the Lord-Lieutenant or Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade and Sustainable Development. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is awarded to individuals who encourage entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in others. Entering is free.

The Lord-Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire is Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher and his office wants information about the awards disseminated as widely as possible. Each Lord-Lieutenant has a Vice Lord-Lieutenant and Buckinghamshire’s is Alexander Boswell. Buckinghamshire also has 34 Deputy Lieutenants.

For more information including links to the online application and nomination forms visit www.queensawards.org.uk

For further enquiries call The Queen’s Awards Office helpline on 020 7215 6880 or email info@queensawards.org.uk