Businesses and charities in Buckinghamshire are being encouraged to show how good they are at supporting people who are socially disadvantaged, in a bid for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
Lord Lieutenant Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said he knew of many organisations that have supported people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds in improving their job skills and their chances of finding work and the Promoting Opportunity category of the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise was just the way to recognise this.
Sir Henry said: ‘This year the emphasis is on enabling organisations whose core aim is to provide opportunities for others, and also those with a social mobility programme, to be recognised and celebrated.
I would love Buckinghamshire to be flying its colours in this category.
The Queen’s Awards differ from personal honours such as OBEs and MBEs in that they recognise management and employees working as a team to benefit not only the enterprise but also their local community and country by their achievement.‘
Organisations can nominate themselves by visiting https://www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise/how-to-apply and submitting entries by the closing date of Wednesday 9th September 2020.
Earlier in 2020 four Buckinghamshire companies were presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Three, in the international trade section, were:
- Dage Precision Industries of Aylesbury.
- International Dance Shoes of Milton Keynes.
- Origin Frames of High Wycombe.
The fourth, in the sustainable development category, was Hypnos Beds of Princes Risborough.
*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.