THE WINNERS of the 2022 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have been announced today (April 21), celebrating the achievements of UK businesses.

This year, 232 businesses representing every part of the United Kingdom and a range of sectors have been recognised by Her Majesty The Queen on her birthday as among the best in the country. 

Awards have been won in the categories of International Trade (141 winners), Innovation (51), Sustainable Development (31) and Promoting Opportunity (9).

Small Business Minister Paul Scully said:  “Organisations like 4 Mental Health are providing a valuable service, bringing UK expertise on the vitally important subject of mental health to organisations around the world to help them save lives.

“We’re celebrating the achievements of all of this year’s winners and recognising their hard work and commitment to producing innovative products and services.” 

This year’s winners include: 

4 Mental Health, which provides mental health training courses and free self-help resources. Bite-sized modules are available for clinical and non-clinical audiences, with multiple delivery options including webinar conferences, direct-to-participant, train-the-trainer and e-learning. Overseas training significantly increased between 2018 to 2021, constituting 43% of their activity. 4 Mental Health is based in Conwy and has won an award for International Trade.

Winners’ awards are valid for 5 years. Winners are permitted to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at their main office and use the emblem on their marketing materials. Winners are also given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy. 

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants will be presenting the Awards to businesses locally throughout the year. 

Eligible businesses are free to apply for one or more categories. The winners pass a robust assessment process, judged by senior officials in Whitehall and experts from industry, academia and the third sector. On that basis, the winners of The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are recommended by the Prime Minister to Her Majesty The Queen.

Applications for the 2023 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise will open on May 1, 2022 and businesses are encouraged to apply.