Previous winners of Queen's Awards

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation and is considered the MBE for volunteer groups.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise have been operating in various forms since 1966, developing over the years into the current categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and enterprise promotion. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious business awards, given only to companies who are outstanding in their field, and are announced on HM The Queen's birthday.