St Helens Chamber receives its Queen’s Award

25 Sep 2017

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On Friday (22nd September) St Helens Chamber welcomed the Queen’s Representative, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mr Mark Blundell, as well as local dignitaries including The Mayor of St Helens, as they were officially presented with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

St Helens Chamber received the good news that they had been awarded the prestigious Award back in April, and on Friday The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise flag was flown high at the Chamber building on Salisbury Street as the official presentation took place.

Chamber staff and board members were in attendance for the presentation, as Mr Blundell read out the official notice on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen:

“We recognising the outstanding achievement of the said Award winner as demonstrated in the furtherance of promoting opportunity in Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Our Channel Islands and our Island of Man and wishing to show Our Royal Favour do hereby confer upon it: The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Promoting Opportunity.”

The annual Queen’s Awards recognise British businesses that have excelled in exporting, social or environmental good works, or innovation. The Chamber was one of just six winners of the new Promoting Opportunity Award, introduced for the first time this year.

Accepting the Award on behalf of St Helens Chamber, Chairman Graham Worsley, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of the work we do to promote opportunity and support social mobility. The commitment of our staff is exemplary and the work we do makes a huge impact on people and businesses in St Helens. The Chamber is an asset to St Helens and we are proud to have had this recognised at the highest level.”

St Helens Chamber works to promote enterprise opportunities for the St Helens community, through every part of the business, supporting people to achieve their maximum potential, whether it is supporting local entrepreneurs to start or grow businesses, providing people with valuable skills and qualifications, supporting young adults into their first job, or encouraging children to aim higher when they leave school.

St Helens Chamber adds this prestigious award to its growing list of accolades, having also been named ‘Chamber of the Year’ for the third time at the end of 2016.

To find out more about the wide range of services available for local people and business from St Helens Chamber visit