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Record number of winners of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise this year in Cumbria

This week it was announced that four organisations in Cumbria have received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Clark Doors, Kendal Nutricare and Trade Copiers have received their awards for their outstanding performances in International Trade. The Quiet Site have won one of the 19 awards in the country for Sustainable Development.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards, offering recipients global acknowledgment that their company is outstanding in its field. Winners are invited to attend a Buckingham Palace reception and can use the Awards Emblem as an internationally recognised endorsement.

The Awards recognise and encourage the outstanding achievements of UK businesses in the fields of:

  • Innovation
  • International Trade
  • Sustainable Development
  • Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility)

Almost all UK businesses (including non-profit) can apply and the application process is free. All applications must be made online.

Entries open for the 2021 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise from 1 May 2020. The deadline for entries is 10 September 2020 at midday.

All entry forms, eligibility criteria and information on how to apply is available at

The Lieutenancy may be able to offer advice to eligible applicants:

Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Claire Hensman

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs. Claire Hensman said: “Their success is testament to the skills and excellence of some of our companies in Cumbria and demonstrates that there are attractive opportunities for imaginative and enterprising people in an unmatched environment. The winners this year set a great example and I hope that their awards not only give them well deserved recognition and boost their trading prospects but encourage others also to try for a Queen’s Award in the future.”

“Covid19 has set us the challenge of a lifetime, threatening great damage to our local economy. My sympathy to all those for whom the business environment creates great disruption and financial hardship; we are all having to learn to live and work differently. I am sure that despite the current setbacks, opportunities will also arise for new and better ways of working. Cumbrians have the skills and motivation to survive this crisis.”