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Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015

Established in 1965 as The Queen’s Awards to Industry, for the 50th anniversary a reception was held at Buckingham Palace to recognise 140 companies and six outstanding individuals for their contribution to business in the UK.

Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Queen Elizabeth II meets Director of the Enterprise Directorate at the Department for Business Katherine Courtney at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Queen Elizabeth II meets David Walls (C) and Thomas Irwin of Accuracy International at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Queen Elizabeth II meets Caroline Fowle and George Perrott (R) of Clinton Devon Estates at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Queen Elizabeth II meets Chief Executive of UK Trade and Investment Dominic Jermey at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Princess Anne, Princess Royal meets Business Secretary Sajid Javid at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (L) meets Lorne Vary (C) and Lucinda Harvey-Smart of Brompton Bicycle Limited at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Princess Eugenie (left) meets Tarra-Marie Simmons and Bennett Reid (right) of the Midcounties Co-Operative at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Princess Eugenie with Rajesh Samani (centre) and Bala Bhogadi (right) of Premier Exports London Limited at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Queen's Awards For Enterprise 2015
Prince Andrew, Duke of York (right) meets Permanent Secretary for the Department of Business Martin Donnelly at a reception for winners of the Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2015, at Buckingham Palace on July 14, 2015 in London, England. (Getty Images)