City of Wolverhampton businesses are invited to an event at the IGNITE business hub on Monday 4 March (8.30am to 10.30am) to learn more about submitting an entry to the King’s Awards for Enterprise.

The awards recognise outstanding achievement by UK businesses in the categories of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.

They are valid for 5 years and previous winners have reported benefiting from worldwide recognition, increased commercial value, greater press coverage and a boost to staff morale.

The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, will open the event and businesses will also be able to hear from a previous winner, and Wolverhampton Deputy Lieutenant Professor Martin Levermore MBE, who will outline the process involved and answer any questions.

City of Wolverhampton Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Simkins, said: “We have many outstanding businesses – big and small – in our city and these awards are an ideal way for them to gain the recognition they deserve.

“An honour like this not only gives businesses the opportunity to thrive and grow further it also boosts investment, jobs and skills in Wolverhampton.

“I would encourage businesses to get along to this event and find out more.”

Anyone interested in attending the event at IGNITE, i10, Railway Drive, WV1 1LH, should register via eventbrite.

The 2025 awards will open for entries in May 2024 with a closing date in September 2024.

For more information visit The King’s Awards for Enterprise