Acknowledge the unsung hero behind the entrepreneur

Every year, business awards are won by entrepreneurs and enterprising companies across the UK.

But shouldn’t we be doing more to recognise the contribution of the UK’s ‘unsung heroes’? Behind many a successful entrepreneur there stands a mentor – perhaps a college professor, a professional advisor, a business acquaintance or a friend. These are people who give their time and skills to encourage enterprise in others.

It is now possible to make a public show of appreciation, by nominating your champion for a Royal Award – a Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

Up to ten special Awards will be presented by The Queen, annually, to people doing the most to encourage enterprise.

Time is running out to nominate someone for the 2006 Awards.

All nominations must be received by midnight on 31 October 2005. Visit, and find out how to go about entering.

Stephen Brice, Secretary, The Queen’s Awards Office, London SW1

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