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Contact information for requesting a Royal Visit, Consideration for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise or a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Requesting a Royal Visit

Requests for a Royal Visit can be submitted to the relevant Private Secretary of the Member of the Royal Family with a copy to the Lord-Lieutenant or can be made either to the Lord-Lieutenant direct or through the Lord-Lieutenant’s Officer.  It is recommended to submit requests through the Lord-Lieutenant as they can then form part of a programme of events for a Royal Visit and, if recommended by the Lord-Lieutenant, may be considered more favourably.

Submissions should contain the reason for the Royal Visit (i.e. new building, anniversary etc.) and brief background notes on the event/organisation.

Further details should be obtained from the Civic and Lord-Lieutenant’s Officer, Rachel Wallis on (01522) 552111.

More information may be obtained about the Royal Family by visiting The British Monarchy Website (See Related Links).

Requesting Consideration for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are highly prestigious awards for outstanding achievement by UK businesses. There are three categories:

  • Innovation - proven commercial success through innovative products or services
  • International Trade - demonstrating growth in overseas earnings
  • Sustainable Development - integrating environmental, social, economic and management aspects of sustainable development into their business

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is awarded to individuals who encourage entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in others.

The awards are made annually by Her Majesty The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence. They are judged to a demanding level and winners receive a number of benefits and worldwide recognition.

Previous corporate winners have come from a diverse selection of business sectors and have included large and small businesses. Recipients of the individual award have been from varied social and professional backgrounds.

The closing date for 2016 entries is 2 September and the winners are officially announced on 21st April the following year. The awards are valid for five years.

For more information including the links to the online application and nomination forms visit For further enquiries call The Queen’s Awards Office helpline on 020 7215 6880 or email

Requesting a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the community was announced by Her Majesty The Queen on 30 April 2002 and recognises and rewards excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. They are the equivalent of an MBE.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is an annual award recognising the achievements of groups who volunteer their own time to improve the quality of life and opportunities for others in their community.

Submit your nomination by midnight on 16 September 2016 to make sure your group is considered for the 2017 awards. Winners are announced on 2 June each year.

Nomination forms can be obtained by visiting Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (see “Related Links”) or emailing a request to or calling 020 7271 6206.


  • Civic and Lord-Lieutenant's Officer

    Democratic Services

    Lincolnshire County Council

    Room 4, County Offices, Newland

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    LN1 1YL

    Tel: 01522 552111


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