Enterprise Awards 2014

In April 2014 a young and courageous entrepreneur will be recognised for their tenacity and skill, and for the success of the business they have built, by the Queen’s Award For Enterprise, one of the most coveted accolades in UK business, and will also be lauded by the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

Courage, finance and talent are the raw ingredients for starting a business – but are no guarantees of profit or prosperity. The most successful of those who take the plunge and risk everything to become their own boss, are those who continue learning and adapting to their customers and clients and who don’t shy away from criticism, change and obstacles. The Queen’s Award For Enterprise recognises and encourages outstanding achievements in overseas earnings by businesses in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Previous winners include Jamie Murray Wells, founder of Glasses Direct, who was the youngest ever recipient of the award at the age of 26.

He was presented the award by Lord Mandelson, who commented: “These inspirational firms have proved they are among Britain's very best businesses. They are flying the flag for British enterprise, innovation and corporate responsibility both here and abroad.”

Other winners included JCB and Excalibur Screwbolts.

Read about Speakers Corner's favourite entrepreneurs here.

Judges of the  Great British Entrepreneur Awards include a selection of Speakers Corner’s most popular entrepreneurial speakers including Priya Lakhani OBE, Ajaz Ahmed, Mike Southon and Rachel Bridge.

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