Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Knowsley, September 2018
We were asked by a client to check their eligibility for the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise: International Trade. The company was, indeed, eligible for the Outstanding Continuous Growth category as their international trade endeavours had resulted in continuous year on year growth, with no “dips”, in the last 6 years. The client then commissioned us to help put their success story into words. We interviewed the client in order to understand their history, products and services, trading and growth strategies and the importance of exporting to the company. Along with the financial information we then wrote compelling answers within the strict word count of each question on the application form.
Our client was delighted to receive the award, attending a Royal “winners” reception at Buckingham Palace, as well as hosting their own ceremony for company personnel, agents and distributors, in which the Queen’s Award crystal bowl was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside. The company proudly display the Queen’s Award emblem on their marketing materials, with customer-facing personnel also wearing emblem lapel badges to act as a mark of excellence and a real conversation opener when networking.