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Queen’s Awards for Enterprise 2021

06/07/2021 14:00-15:00

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Discover the benefits the UK’s Most Prestigious Business Awards can bring to your business

Join the Department for International Trade North East for a free webinar discussing the benefits the Queen's Awards for Enterprise can bring to a business.

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise is the highest award available for businesses in the UK. Winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

Who’s it for?
The Queens Awards for Enterprise are open to businesses of all sizes and sectors, organisations can be a business or non-profit. Organisations must:

  • Be based in the UK and file its Company Tax Returns with HMRC.
  • Be a self-contained enterprise that markets its own products or services and is under its own management.
  • Have at least 2 full-time UK employees or part-time equivalents.
  • Demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility.

Focussing specifically on the International Trade Award, this session will provide an in-depth look at the additional eligibility criteria for this category and application process.

Why attend?

  • You will be provided with hints and tips on what a good application looks like.
  • Hear from previous North East winners who will share their experiences and the positive affect the award has made to their business.
  • Gain insight into the application process and timetable.
  • Discover what the next steps are after applying.
  • Delegates will be offered a free one to one call for general advice on the application process.

Don’t miss out on a briefing session, providing greater insight into the awards and to put you in the best possible position to apply.

Dr Arnab Basu MBE
Chief Executive Director
Kromek Group
Kromek is a leading developer of high-performance radiation detection solutions, originally founded 17 years ago as a spinout from Durham University. The company designs, develops and produces x-ray and gamma-ray imaging and radiation detection products for the medical, nuclear and security screening markets. Kromek has 116 employees in the UK and USA and has been exporting since it began. Its first contract was providing specialist materials
for the European Space Agency in 2005. Exports make up 90% of Kromek’s turnover and its main markets are North America, Europe and Asia. Kromek won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade in 2020.
Export Champion, Dr Arnab Basu MBE, says new exporters should “Get to know the market, the culture and local business practices; have a strategy and find the right partner. Working with DIT’s in-country team is a great way to start.”
14:00 - 14:05Introduction - Bev Mullin, Deputy Head of Regions - NW, NPH, Department for International Trade
14:05 - 14:35Overview of Application Criteria - Doug Mahoney, Queens Awards
14:35 - 14:45Why it is an important award for International Business - Export Champion: Dr Arnab Basu MBE - Kromek Group
14:45 - 14:55Q&A Session
14:55 - 15:00Benefits of Obtaining a Queen’s Award - Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear
15:00Thank you and Close - Bev Mullin