Virtual drop-in opportunity for businesses interested in self-promotion, through the Queen’s Award

Essex Queens Award

The Lord Lieutenant’s Office and Essex County Council offer a virtual drop-in opportunity for businesses interested in self-promotion, through the Queen’s Award.

Businesses looking to boost sales and morale for staff are invited to learn more about the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise.

The award is open for applications from all Essex businesses now. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is recognised globally, you can use the emblem on all marketing materials, and winning has been proven to provide a range of benefits. A distinguished honour, the awards celebrate achievement for business recognising our businesses and their successes.

Anyone from large corporations, SME’s, all the way through to small local traders can apply for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, if they meet the following criteria:

• Be based in the UK (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

• Files Company Tax Returns with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

• A self-contained enterprise, that markets its own products or services, and is under its own management.

• Have at least two full-time UK employees, or part-time equivalents.

• Demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility.

Hosted by the Lord Lieutenant’s office and Essex County Council, this one off, virtual, drop-in session is available to all businesses that meet the criteria. The session will allow you to meet previous winners and obtain peer-to-peer application support and to learn more about the potential benefits for the future.

To register, please visit: The Queen’s Award peer-to-peer support evening. Tickets, Thu 23 Jun 2022 at 17:30 | Eventbrite

In addition, a webinar will be run to provide an understanding of the application process and some tips and tricks on how to create the perfect application.

How to win the Queens Award

How to win a Queen’s Award
Let’s Do Business Group and Graham Broughton Consulting have joined together to host a webinar, providing tips and tricks on how to create the perfect application.

The UK is full of exciting and innovative businesses and the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is a great way of celebrating their success. Whether a small business with a great innovative product or service, or a larger company running an impressive social mobility programme, the awards are a prestigious way to recognise your contribution to enterprise.

To register, please visit: How to win the Queens Award for Enterprise Tickets, Wed, Jun 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM | Eventbrite

The Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund

Now open for applications, the Essex County Council Arts and Cultural fund has been designed to help organisations and practitioners to deliver a broad and exciting range of work and activity to engage with and bring communities together.

The ECC Arts and Cultural Fund will offer artists and cultural organisations grants from £2,500 to £30,000 to deliver projects to help support and rejuvenate the Essex arts and culture sector, as well as the county’s towns and city high streets.

The fund will support projects, which will contribute to ECC’s Everyone’s Essex: The Plan for Essex 2021-2025 within the music, theatre, dance, visual arts, literature, combined arts, including festivals and carnivals, museums and the wider creative sectors.

To find out more visit