The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award
given to voluntary organisations across the United Kingdom for
outstanding work undertaken in their communities and is equivalent
to an MBE.
Further details can be found on: Gov.uk
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise & Enterprise
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a highly prestigious award
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
The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen, and are
only given for the highest levels of excellence. They are judged to
a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and
Previous corporate winners have come from a diverse selection of
business sectors and have included large and small businesses.
Recipients of the individual award have been from varied social and
The closing date for entries is the last working day of
September each year and the winners are announced on 21st April the
For an application form and to find out more, including whether
your business meets the necessary criteria, visit the Queen’s Awards
for Enterprise and Enterprise Promotion Website.
The Elizabeth Cross
The Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll is a new Award granted
to the Next of Kin of UK Armed Forces personnel who have died on
operations or as a result of an act of terrorism in national
recognition of their loss and sacrifice. The emblem demonstrates
tangible recognition for Service families for their loss.
The reverse of the cross is engraved with the name of the
Service person in whose memory it is granted.
All eligible next of kin of those who died between 1st January
1948 and present day, or as a result of service in Palestine since
27th September 1945, are eligible to apply. Next of kin can apply
for both the Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll or in the case of
retrospective claims where the next of kin is deceased, their legal
successor may apply.
For new deaths after 1st August 2009, the intention is that, in
most cases, the Next of Kin will be offered the opportunity for the
Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll to be presented privately and
in an appropriate way. The presentations may be made by the Lord
Lieutenant for an area or by a senior military representative or as
part of a regional presentation.
Application forms and further guidance can be obtained from the