By Max Clarke

The UK’s most innovative and enterprising business minds are to be formally recognised in an awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The 156 winners of the Queens’ Award, who have already received their awards, will have the opportunity to meet Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family in recognition of their commitment to enterprise and innovation.

“It’s wonderful to see that even with a difficult economic climate, individuals continue to find enterprising ways of working and helping others to establish their businesses,” said Business Secretary, Vince Cable.

“The people receiving awards today are an inspiration and I congratulate them on their hard work and their achievement. The opportunity for them to join the business winners and to go to the Palace to celebrate their hard work is well deserved and I hope they have a wonderful time.

Before the reception, Business Secretary Vince Cable will present some of Britain’s most enterprising individuals with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion rewards people who have played an outstanding and significant role in promoting the growth of business enterprise and entrepreneurial skills and attitudes in others — for example amongst young people or those in disadvantaged groups.

The Government wants to promote a culture of enterprise and entrepreneurship, to make sure Britain’s businesses are able to drive forward the economic recovery.

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