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The King's Award for Enterprise

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are the most prestigious awards for UK organisations, recognising and rewarding outstanding achievements in the fields of: 


International Trade

Sustainable Development

Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility).

Bringing the KAE to the Bailiwick of Guernsey

The KAE has been running in the UK since 1965 but has not had a presence in the Crown Dependencies during that time. The Lieutenant-Governor reached out to the UK authorities to ensure our nominations would be eligible and on receiving a positive reply, contacted the Committee for Economic Development and the Guernsey Chamber of Commerce to gauge their interest in taking on the award. Their enthusiasm for the project and the support we have received from the UK Department for Business and Trade has enabled us to push forward and launch the Bailiwick of Guernsey into the competition. 



Application for the KAE 2025 Awards must be submitted by 12 September 2024 and the winners will be announced on 6 May 2025. 

If you would like to see the presentation by KAE representatives from the UK Department for Business and Trade, that was given at the launch reception at Government House in April 2024, please see here

Companies who wish to apply should contact the Chamber of Commerce in the first instance and they will talk you through the process. 

Check out the GCOC website by clicking on their logo below

Contact GCOC at:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01481 727483

Is your business eligible to apply?

To apply for The King’s Award for Enterprise your organisation must:

• Be based in the British Isles (including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)

• Have a good, continuous compliance record with HM Revenue and Customs or the relevant tax authority

• Be a self-contained enterprise

• Have at least 2 full-time employees or part-time equivalents

• Demonstrate strong corporate social responsibility

Each of the award categories has additional entry criteria which can be viewed on the Website of the King's Awards for Enterprise.

The benefits of receiving an Award

The Awards can bring substantial benefits to recipients, including:

• Increased staff morale

• Boosts to turnover and international trade

• Greater recognition globally

• Excellent marketing opportunities

• Winning edge over competitors

• Increase in recruiting a highly skilled workforce

Recipients are invited to a Royal reception and have their trophy presented to them at their business premises by the Lieutenant-Governor.

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