The Queen’s Award for Enterprise

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is an honour which recognises outstanding UK companies and encourages the development of British business.

There are two types of award-for businesses and for individuals. Awards are made annually in three different categories and are designed to recognise businesses that have made outstanding contributions to Britain’s wellbeing.

  • international trade
  • innovation
  • sustainable development

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion are intended to recognise individuals who make outstanding contributions to enterprise culture in the UK.

The Awards are announced each year on 21 April, The Queen’s official birthday. The Lord-Lieutenant will present awards to the recipients, usually at a ceremony held on the company’s premises.

Winners receive a range of benefits including worldwide recognition and extensive press coverage. The Queen also invites winners to a reception at Buckingham Palace.

The Lieutenancy encourages businesses and individuals in Moray to apply. Companies need to complete an application form which can be obtained online at

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Advice may be obtained from the Lieutenancy.

Queens Award for Enterprise

2012 – International Trade

Gaia Earth Sciences Limited (Burghead)

2013 – International Trade

Speymalt Whisky Distributors Ltd t/a Gordon & MacPhail









2018 – International Trade

Forsyths Limited (Rothes)





2021 – Sustainable Development

James Johnston & Co of Elgin Limited

Moray company AES Solar from Forres wins Queen’s Award

May 11th, 2022|Comments Off on Moray company AES Solar from Forres wins Queen’s Award

A Moray business which emerged in the 1970s out of the Findhorn Foundation eco-village has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. While the North of Scotland may seem an unlikely home for a [...]

  • Johnstons of Elgin CEO, Simon Cotton, receives the Queen’s Award from Major General the Honourable Seymour Monro CBE LVO, Lord Lieutenant of Moray on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen.

Johnstons of Elgin presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

November 22nd, 2021|Comments Off on Johnstons of Elgin presented with Queen’s Award for Enterprise

JOHNSTONS of Elgin received the Queen's Award for Enterprise for their commitment to sustainability The occasion was marked with a formal tree planting ceremony at the firm's Elgin mill by Mark Leishman, CVO, Executive Director [...]