UK: Time Running Out For Queen’s Awards Hopefuls
British textile and clothing companies who want to apply for next year's Queen's Award for Enterprise - one of the UK's most prestigious business accolades - need to submit their applications by midnight on 31 October 2005.
To date, 24 companies from the clothing and textile sector have applied for details of the 2006 Awards.
But officials at The Queen's Awards Office believe there are many more from the sector who could be in line for Royal recognition come April next year, when The Awards are announced.
Steve Brice, Secretary of The Queen's Awards Office comments: "We are keen to attract more quality applications from the clothing and textile sector this year, and would urge interested parties not to leave their application too late."
Queen's Awards are available for outstanding achievement by companies in three categories - International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.
The Awards are open to UK-based companies of all sizes, from two-person partnerships up to major multinationals. Unlike other award schemes, there is no set number of winners each year - each application is judged on its individual merits against a quality standard.
The main benefits of winning a Queen's Award are boosts to staff morale, publicity and increased recognition. 96 per cent of last year's winners are said to have felt their Queen's Award had brought added commercial value to their company.
For an entry pack phone 0870 513 4486 or visit www.queensawards.org.uk
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