The King's Award for Enterprise


The King’s Award for Enterprise recognises outstanding achievements of UK businesses across International Trade, Innovation, Sustainable Development and Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility. 

This region is much more than a famous cultural capital, it is also a huge commercial centre, with businesses that innovate, that have fantastic products, that are successful overseas and who are working to help others. 

Don’t be modest about your business!  It’s time to shout about what you do and how well you are doing it, because when times are tough, this can give you an edge, more profile, more profitability and add some lustre.  We urge you to apply in one or more of the four categories of:

This year, two organisations in Merseyside have been awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise: 

  • MPE Limited, based in Knowsley, a world leading manufacturer of high performance EMC/ EMP filters and capacitor products for supply to the automotive, defence, telecoms and other professional industries.  MPE Limited have been awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. 
  • St. Helens Chamber of Commerce have been awarded the King’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity through Social Mobility.  This is the second time they have won the award, (the first time as the Queen’s Award for Enterprise). 

Arrangements will be made to formally present both organisations with their crystal and Grants signed by His Majesty The King later in the year.

The Lieutenancy held a tremendously well attended event to explain the application process on 12th July 2023 at the Royal Liver Buildings with over sixty businesses gaining a valuable insight into what an application involves.  If you would like to know more, contact Helen Tanzey on  See the video below for a flavour of the event.  Winners will be announced on 6th May 2024.

If you are a business with a great innovative product or service, or running an impressive social mobility programme, this award is a prestigious way to recognise your contribution to enterprise. The King’s Awards for Enterprise are open to applications from almost all businesses of all sizes, in every sector throughout the UK, including those organisations that are “not for profit”. 

Tratos receiving the QAE

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