Queen's Award for Enterprise - what winning could mean for your business!

By BCBF 2021 (other events)

Thursday, October 14 2021 11:00 AM 12:30 PM CET

The Black Country 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, this award is a prestigious way to recognise your contribution to enterprise.

This interactive workshop will help you better understand the benefits of entering the awards and how best to complete the application. It will describe the four fields to consider:

➢ Innovation;
➢ International Trade;
➢ Sustainable Development;
➢ Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility) - and explain the eligibility criteria and timetable to follow.

Participants will hear from previous winners and benefit from their experiences. They will also hear how to write the best bids, telling the story in such a way to stand out from other entries and will have free access to an online Winning Awards course for a short period, normally priced at £250.


  • 11am - Welcome: Calum Nisbet, Black Country Chamber of Commerce
  • 11.05 - Introduction to QAE: Tom Westley DL
  • 11.25 - Panel of previous winners:
    • Hosted by Elizabeth Foster DL
    • Jo Smith, Managing Director, Fortress
    • Rowan Crozier, CEO, C Brandauer & Co Ltd
    • Paul Hull, Director, KMB Shipping Group
  • 11.55 - How to write a stand out entry: Dr Denise Taylor
  • 12.25 - Q&A
  • 12.30 - Close: Tom Westley DL