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Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce 75 Harborne Road Edgbaston Birmingham None B15 3DH
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by UK businesses. Invitation from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants of the West Midlands and Warwickshire in partnership with the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.
The event is organised to help businesses who are considering applying for the award and offers tips and advice of how to make a successful application and also hear from previous Queen’s Awards winners.
9:00 – 9.30: Registration & Networking
9.30 – 9.40: Welcome & Introductions - John Crabtree OBE Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands
9.40 - 10:30: Key Note Speaker - Chris Robinson, Managing Director Boost Awards
10:30 – 11.00: Tea/Coffee Break & Networking
11:00 – 11.45: Panel of Winners - Facilitated panel of inspiring winners who "tell the story" of how to make a successful Queens Award Application and the wealth benefits to their business of doing so.
11.45 – 12.00: Personal Honours - Jenny Horscraft, Managing Director - honours List IQ
12:00 – 12.15: Concluding Remarks & Thank You- Tim Cox Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire
12.15 – 1.00 pm: Immediately after the event, delegates are invited to network with representatives of the Lieutenancy and also with Queens Award Winners. A great and unique opportunity for delegates to discuss their own application for a Queen’s Award.
To book your space at this Masterclass please contact Adele Wheatley [email protected] or 024 76654321
- Chris Robinson
- Managing Director at Boosts Awards
Chris Robinson, a Chartered Marketer, is Managing Director of Boost Awards, which he founded back in 2006 as the world’s first award entry consultancy. The company now has a team of 20, mostly fulltime pay-rolled employees, who have helped businesses around the world win over 1,200 business awards. Chris has personally been helping companies enter the Queen’s Award for Enterprise since Boost’s very first year, and his team of award experts have since amassed extensive knowledge about entering them, having written dozens of winning entries. Chris is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Awards Trust Mark scheme, and MD of impact evaluation consultancy Boost Evaluation.
- Jenny Horscraft
- Managing Director of Honours List IQ
is Founder and Managing Director of Honours List IQ; a transparent company that focuses entirely on helping people to create a comprehensive and professional Queen’s honour application. The driving force behind Honours List IQ is to support as many people as possible. Jenevieve has drafted countless nominations for an extensive range of individuals across the UK and beyond, many of whom have been recognised for their achievements. At the session she will offer a valuable insight into the Queen’s honour process; why it is important to collate evidence-based material and what the Cabinet Office is looking for in a nominee. With years of experience behind her she will offer guidance on how to give the nominee the best possible chance of success; select the most appropriate supporters and how to present a compelling nomination. She will be available after the session for any questions or 1-1 meetings.
- Terry Spall
- Commercial Director at HORIBA MIRA
Terry Spall received his first degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1985 followed by a MSc in Engineering Programme Management from Lancaster University in 1990. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, a Fellow and former Vice President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Since graduation he has worked at Leyland Trucks specialising in Vehicle NVH, structural & component testing and project management, Leyland DAF Vans as Vehicle Test Manager and Nissan at their European Technical Centre at Cranfield before joining MIRA in 1995. He has held a number of posts within HORIBA MIRA with responsibilities for vehicle programme management and more recently as Vice President International Operations and President of MIRA Shanghai. He has led the establishment of MIRA’s overseas operations in 7 countries including China and India. He commenced his current role as Commercial Director for MIRA Technology Park Ltd in October 2010. He has played a key role in advancing this GBP300 million development which is rapidly gaining global recognition as a centre of excellence in transport technology; benefiting from the comprehensive test facilities and resources at MIRA. It now has 40 resident companies, with total employment on the park now over 1000 and expected to rise to over 2500 by 2025. MIRA Technology Park has been recognised by the UK Government for its growth potential and was awarded Enterprise Zone status in 2012 – in 2015 it was stated as being one of the top performing Enterprise Zones by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In March 2018 MIRA Technology Park was also awarded with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade Outside of his current role in HORIBA MIRA, he is a member of the national AMSCI Programme Investment Board and is also Chief Judge for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Formula Student Competition. In July 2012 he received an Honorary Fellowship from UCLAN. He is a keen fell walker recently completing the 3 peaks challenge and will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in 2018.
- Karen Lynch
- CEO of Social Enterprise Belu Water
Karen Lynch has been CEO of social enterprise, Belu Water since 2011, having previously pursued a corporate career including Emap plc and Barclays. Under Karen’s leadership, Belu launched a new business model focused on exemplifying environmental standards in the industry and pledging to donate all profits to the charity WaterAid. Belu offers the most ethical choice in water service from bottled mineral water to filtration systems, reusable bottles and carafes to the UK's Hotel, Restaurant and Catering sector. Belu's income is generated solely through trading and to date, the business has given over £3million to WaterAid, transforming over 200,000 lives worldwide with access to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene. With Karen at the helm, Belu has been recognised with many awards including The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development for championing the environmental benchmark in the sector, innovative design and the partnership with WaterAid. Belu was the first (and remains the only) UK drinks business to achieve the independent British Standard Institute's carbon neutrality standard, PAS 2060. Karen's has received several leadership awards, is an active mentor for other social enterprise leaders, and is also a board member of Social Enterprise UK, supporting development and progression in the sector.