Published 11 July 2017

This year's winners were welcomed to Buckingham Palace to celebrate their success at a reception hosted by Her Majesty The Queen

Each year, businesses around the UK receive Queen's Awards for outstanding achievement in innovation, international trade, sustainable development or promoting opportunity through social mobility.

This year's winners gathered at Buckingham Palace for a reception hosted by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to mark their achievements.

These talented entrepreneurs are now able to fly The Queen’s Award flag at their offices, and use the Queen's Award emblem.

Past winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.