King’s Awards for Enterprise now open for entries

Mark Ansell, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon, introducing the King's Awards for Enterprise | Business Action | North Devon business news

How can you display the official King’s Award for Enterprise emblem for your business?

That’s what Mark Ansell, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon, answered on stage at the North Devon Business Awards.

After the success of one of our 2022 winners – Moo Free Chocolates – in receiving the King’s Award for Enterprise, Mark is encouraging more North Devon businesses to apply. 

Any business with two or more full-time employees (or equivalent part-time workers) can apply for the awards for free. They can enter any of the four categories:

➤ Innovation

➤ International trade

➤ Promoting opportunity (through social mobility)

➤ Sustainable development

Just five Devon businesses received a King’s Award last year and it would raise the profile of the local business community considerably if more North Devon businesses applied for and received awards.

As well as the two-employee requirement, initial entry criteria require a business to:

➤ Be based in the UK

➤ Have a good, continuous compliance record with HM Revenue & Customs

➤ Be a self-contained enterprise

➤ Demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility

Businesses have until 12 September to apply for the latest round of awards, which will be announced in May 2024. 

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