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 Coast, Experience the Unexpected

Essex is famous for traditional seaside towns but the rest of its 350-mile-long coastline is not so well-known. Stretching from the Thames estuary, the county’s meandering coast winds through miles of saltmarshes, sandy and shell-covered beaches and dramatic wild landscapes until it reaches the banks of the Stour at Manningtree.

River Stour Tendring

It’s not just locals that love the coastline, A-list Hollywood stars, Tom Hiddleston and Claire Danes, recently filmed ‘The Essex Serpent’ by Sarah Perry, along the county’s shoreline and the crew from Downton Abbey were recently filming in Harwich’s historic streets.

Harwich Street View

Nature thrives along the Essex coastline, it is home to native oysters, seals and many species of wading and migrating birds, making it the perfect place for lovers of the great outdoors to explore over a long weekend or mini break. For inspiration on places to stay, eat and explore visit

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