Queen’s Award for Enterprise

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is highly prestigious set of awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of Innovation, International Trade, Sustainable Development and  Promoting Opportunity.

The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen and are only given for the highest levels of excellence. They’re judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.

The closing date for entries is the last working day of September each year and the winners are announced on 21 April the following year. You can find more information including the links to the online application and nomination forms on the Gov UK website.

2022 recipients of the Queen’s award


  • Kane International Ltd (Welwyn Garden City)

International Trade

  • ProtecX Medical Limited (Hitchin)

International Trade

  • WUKA Ltd (St Albans)

2021 recipients of the Queen’s award


  • FFEI Ltd (Hemel Hempstead)
  • Forensic Analytics Ltd (Letchworth)
  • Makevale Ltd (Ware)
  • Silixa Ltd (Elstree)

International Trade

  • Detectortesters (No Climb Products Ltd) (Welham Green)
  • DLRC LTD (Letchworth Garden City)
  • Premier Ship Models Ltd (Hertfordshire)
  • Itrinegy Ltd (Stevenage)


The Lord-Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE said – I am absolutely delighted that Hertfordshire has no less than nine winners of the Queens’ Award for Enterprise 2021 out of a total of 205 awarded for the whole of the UK. These are without doubt the most prestigious awards available to any UK business and are extremely competitive with several thousand companies entering. Five winners were awarded for International Trade and four for Innovation. I very much look forward to presenting the awards later in the year and congratulate each and everyone on this wonderful achievement. Their success really demonstrates that Hertfordshire is truly “The County of Opportunity and Entrepreneurship”. The county and I are proud of you all.

2020 recipients of the Queen’s award

  • Brogan Group Holdings (Welwyn Garden City)
  • Buddi Limited (Rickmansworth)
  • Innovative Trials Ltd (Lemsford)
  • Peerless-AV Limited (Watford)
  • QHi Group Ltd (Harpenden)
  • SA Designer Parfums Limited (Watford)
  • Silent Sentinel Limited (Ware)
  • Prop Store Ltd (Rickmansworth)

2019 recipients of the Queen’s award

  • Medisafe UK Ltd
  • OPRO International Ltd
  • D.K. Engineering Acquisition Consultancy Ltd
  • Dotmatics Ltd
  • D V Signage Ltd
  • Home Health (UK) Ltd
  • Willmott Dixon Ltd

2018 recipients of the Queen’s award

  • Artemida Pharma Ltd
  • Bamboo Distribution Ltd
  • GAMA Healthcare Ltd
  • Lintbells Ltd
  • Wilmott Dixon Ltd

2017 recipients of the Queen’s award

  • G B Kent & Sons plc – Hemel Hempstead
  • Aerospares 2000 Limited – Watford
  • Dianne Lee Regulatory Consultancy Limited – Letchworth Garden City
  • P J Pipe and Valve Company Limited – Hertford
  • Mettler Toledo Safeline X-ray Limited – Royston