EASTBOURNE businesses are being invited to celebrate their successes with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The accolade is awarded for four categories – international trade, innovation, sustainable development and promoting opportunity (through social mobility).

Jim May, Deputy Lieutenant of East Sussex, said: “It is rare for me to come across a local organisation that knows about the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and yet we have some incredible businesses in East Sussex.

“It is time for our businesses to be properly rewarded for their great achievements by gaining the highest accolade in the UK.

“Applications are free and the online process is very simple.

“Please take action now as the closing date for applications for the 2021 QAE Awards is Wednesday 9 September.”

Go to https://www.east-sussex-lieutenancy.org.uk/information/awards/