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Buckinghamshire businesses encouraged to apply for the Queens Award for Enterprise

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Buckinghamshire based businesses are being encouraged to apply for the 2017 Queens Award for Enterprise.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is globally recognised and hailed as one of the most prestigious a business can win. The award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution in four categories: innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

Successful applicants will be invited to a royal reception at Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen, where they will be presented with the award.

Applications for the awards closes at midday on Friday 1st September 2017.

Buckinghamshire County Council Leader, Martin Tett, said: ‘We’re proud to be the entrepreneurial heart of Britain, and we have some fantastic go-ahead businesses who I’m certain would more than meet the criteria for the Queen’s Award. This is a great opportunity to give them the national recognition they deserve, and I’d strongly urge all our businesses to consider applying.

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, said: ‘It is always good to celebrate success and this is a wonderful opportunity to do just that. It is a great honour to win the award and is something I believe plenty of businesses in Buckinghamshire have the potential to do.

Phil Dudderidge, Chairman of Wycombe-based Focusrite and winner of three Queen’s Awards said: ‘The Queen’s Award is a measure of performance and is a real milestone for a business to say ‘look what we have achieved and look what we will continue to achieve going forward.

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