The Queen’s Awards for business

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MP for Aberdeen South, Dame Anne Begg, has urged individuals to nominate local businesses or individuals who have played an outstanding role in promoting and encouraging business enterprise skills in the UK.

This year Balmoral Offshore Engineering, a division of Balmoral Comtec Ltd, were successful in winning the UK Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the second time, the first success coming in 2010. Chairman and Managing Director, Jim Milne CBE said: “To receive a second Queen’s Award in such a short period of time is enormously satisfying. This honour recognises the huge effort everyone involved at Balmoral Offshore Engineering has made over the past six years.”

Winning this Award can lead to numerous press and PR opportunities, as well as improved staff morale and an enhanced industry profile, which can lead to increased sales at home and internationally. Winners will also be invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace with Her Majesty the Queen.

Dame Anne said: “We have lots of enterprising businesses here in Aberdeen and getting a Queen’s Award recognises this excellence. Therefore, I hope people take this opportunity to nominate businesses and individuals for the 2013 Awards by the closing date of 28thSeptember.”

For more information on The Queen’s Award, visit The closing date for entries for the 2013 Awards is 28 September 2012. If you have any other queries about The Queen’s Awards, call their helpline on 020 7215 6880 or