The King's Awards for Enterprise 2023

The winners of The King’s Awards for Enterprise 2023 have been announced in a special edition of The Gazette. See the recipients of the Awards here.

King's Award for Enterprise

What are The King’s Awards for Enterprise?

The King’s Awards for Enterprise (previously known as the Queen's Award for Enterprise) are the most prestigious awards for UK business. Officially announced in a special Gazette supplement every April, the Awards are designed to recognise and encourage outstanding achievements in the fields of:

  • innovation
  • international trade
  • sustainable development
  • promoting opportunity (through social mobility)

When were The King’s Awards for Enterprise first introduced?

The King’s Awards scheme was instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965 with the first Awards made in 1966 (Gazette issue 43953) under the scheme’s original title, The Queen’s Award to Industry.

In 1975 the scheme became The Queen’s Awards for Export and Technology, with Environmental Achievement added in 1992. However, in 1999 the scheme was again renamed The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise with ‘international trade’, ‘innovation’ and ‘sustainable development’ as the categories. In 2017, a fourth category was introduced, ‘promoting opportunity (through social mobility)’.

In 2023, it was announced that the awards would be renamed The King's Awards for Enterprise following the accession of King Charles III.

Where can I see the winners of The King’s Awards for Enterprise 2023?

You can see the winners of The King’s Awards for Enterprise 2023 in a special supplement of The Gazette: 

Gazette issue 64032

This year, 148 UK businesses have been recognised for their contribution to International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility). One of these companies won awards in two categories:

  • SureScreen Diagnostics Ltd. (International Trade and Innovation)

You can also see all the previous winners of Awards since 1966 in a dedicated area of The Gazette, while the official press books from 2012 to 2023, containing details of the winners of The King's Awards for Enterprise, are available on the press books page.

Gazette commemorative edition

Celebrate your honour with a commemorative edition

If you or a loved one have been honoured by the King or mentioned in despatches, The Gazette is available to buy as a personalised commemorative edition. Each pack contains a complete edition of The Gazette from the day the honour was published.

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The King’s Awards for Enterprise (GOV.UK)

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Publication date: 21 April 2023