NEWS4 July 2024

Surrey’s Lord-Lieutenant Calls on Local Businesses to Showcase Their Excellence by Entering The King’s Awards for Enterprise

His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux, visited Surrey Research Park today where he encouraged Surrey businesses to take advantage of a unique opportunity to showcase their excellence by entering The King’s Awards for Enterprise. 

The King’s Awards for Enterprise are the UK’s most prestigious business awards enabling winners to help consolidate market presence, strengthen their competitive position and to generate new business. 

Speaking during the launch event at Surrey Research Park, an innovative business community of more than 200 pioneering businesses, Mr More-Molyneux said “The King’s Awards for Enterprise are for outstanding achievement by businesses and in Surrey we have many great companies who have achieved so much. This track record of success and endeavour provides good reason to consider entering.”

The launch event was designed to help raise awareness of this opportunity, building on Surrey’s strong track record of previous winners.

Award winners are invited to a Royal reception and also have their trophy presented at their business.

The categories for nomination are:

ipTest – The Park’s two-time King’s Awards winner

Conor McCarthy the Chief Executive of two-time King’s Awards winner ipTEST shared details of the benefits his company has experienced as a result of winning.

ipTEST, which operates from Surrey Research Park and specialises in cutting-edge semiconductor testing, won a King’s Award for innovation in 2023 and then immediately followed their success with a 2024 King’s Award for international trade.

Mr McCarthy said: “The King’s Award has significantly raised the company’s profile, leading to new business opportunities and increased credibility in our field. Most importantly though, it recognises the hard work and dedication put in by everyone at ipTEST. This has been a true team effort across our entire company.

He continued: “The application process for the King’s Award is rigorous but rewarding. Businesses are assessed on various criteria, including their commercial success, innovative practices, and contributions to sustainable development.


IpTEST team King's Award winners with HRH The Duke Of Gloucester

Innovation is the lifeblood of success

Caroline Fleming, Director of the Surrey Innovation District, based at Surrey Research Park, explained to delegates how innovation is the lifeblood of success and outlined how the Park community fuels creativity, accelerates transformative thinking. She said “The King’s Award is a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on Surrey’s pioneering businesses and to ensure the county’s expert teams are recognised for their amazing contributions.  We look forward to more of our Park community members joining ipTEST in the hall of fame of King’s Award winners.”   

Join a webinar and discover more about entering the King’s Awards for Enterprise

If you’re in Surrey and you feel your business would be a strong candidate for a King’s Award, then join the King’s Award webinar on Wednesday 17th July at 11am.

hear from Founder of Enterprise Nation Emma Jones CBE and Chairman of the British Business Bank, Stephen Welton CBE on applying for a King’s Award in 2024!

Register for webinar today