Royal Award for Individuals who Encourage Others into Enterprise
The Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion (QAEP) celebrates and recognises the activities of individuals who have played an outstanding and significant role in promoting enterprise skills and attitudes in others in the UK. There will be up to ten Awards each year and a single Lifetime Achievement Award if there is an appropriate candidate.
Encouraging or facilitating the sort of skills and attitudes found in an enterprise environment - whether in a commercial business or a social enterprise - is the essence of 'Enterprise Promotion'.
Nominations for the new Awards may be made up to 31 October each year. Anyone can put forward nominees for the Award but you cannot nominate yourself. Nomination forms can be downloaded from this website. Alternatively, they can be completed on-line. Once completed, on-line applications must be printed out, signed and sent to The Queen s Awards Office through the post.
Awards will be announced on 21 April, The Queen's birthday, and successful nominees will be informed shortly before the announcement. The names of those receiving the Award will be published in the London Gazette. Recipients will receive an engraved crystal commemorative item and a Grant of Appointment and will be invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace in July the same year.
If you require further general information about the Awards, please download the document The Queen's Awards for Enterprise Promotion - Background and Guidance Notes (Individuals). Click here to download the document in PDF Format.
Click here to download a nomination form.