Enterprising Britain Awards
The 2017 Enterprising Britain Awards opened for entries in March 2017. Organisations wishing to apply can register and enter their application via this website. The closing date for completed applications is 18:00 on 3rd June 2017.
The Enterprising Britain Awards are open to UK public organisations that are local, regional or national and to private organisations working in partnership with public sector bodies or organisations.
The Enterprising Britain Awards have been run each year since 2003 and attract entries from all parts of the United Kingdom from public organisations that are local, regional or national and to private organisations working in partnership with public sector bodies or organisations.
There are 4 categories in the awards, and for 2017 there will be a new emphasis on projects that can demonstrate their impact on Scale Up within their activity. This overall focus on Scale Up can apply to a project submitted in any of the 4 categories.
The award categories in 2017 have remained the same as in recent years and are:
- Promoting entrepreneurial spirit
- Building enterprise skills
- Improving the business environment
- Support for exporting
One of the four category winners will also receive the prestigious title of "Most Enterprising Place in Britain" and additionally two of the winners will be selected as the UK entries for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
To see what types of projects have been successful in past years please go to our Winners pages
The Enterprising Britain Awards are part of the Government’s drive to increase entrepreneurial activity in the UK. They are managed by Investment in Young People on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
This competition will decide who gets the title of "Most Enterprising Place in Britain" along with identifying the UK entries to the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is the department for economic growth. The department invests in skills and education to promote trade, boost innovation and help people to start and grow a business. BEIS also protects consumers and reduces the impact of regulation. BIS is a ministerial department, supported by 45 agencies and public bodies.
Enterprising Britain Awards
If you live in an area with a thriving business community looking to grow and become a real force both here and abroad, then you could be living in the most enterprising place in the UK. Communities are being encouraged to come forward and take part in a nationwide competition that will see a town, city or area crowned as the country’s most enterprising place.
Investment in Young People
IiYP is a National Award that recognises the important contribution of employers in supporting a young person aged from 5 to 25 to understand the world of work and help them to gain the all important employability skills required to gain meaningful employment in the future. The IiYP Award is managed by IiYP Ltd who developed it as a follow on to their establishment of Young Chamber which is now being managed and overseen by the British Chambers of Commerce.