For over twenty years Identity has focused on leading the live events sector with creativity, digital development, full in-house production facilities and a logistics team that stretches around the globe. In 2019 alone, Identity was responsible for delivering the biggest and most high profile events in the UK which included the NATO Leaders’ Meeting, the Global Conference for Media Freedom, the Get Ready for Brexit campaign; the largest deployment of personnel ever for a UK campaign and winning the Norwegian participation in Expo 2020 – the largest event ever held in the UAE.

By constantly pushing the creative and innovative boundaries Identity has continued to grow international sales and expand its enviable client base in the live events sector. It achieved a ranking in the latest Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 – the league table that ranks the top 100 British companies with the fastest growing sales.

On Thursday 15th October, Identity was presented with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade. It was a truly momentous day for the team at Identity, welcoming the Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex for the presentation. The visit included an official reading of the Grant of Appointment by the Deputy Lieutenant and the presentation of the beautiful crystal trophy by the Lord-Lieutenant.

“I am delighted that Identity has been deemed a worthy recipient of this prestigious award. It is widely considered to be the highest accolade to be bestowed upon a UK business.” said Michael Gietzen, Identity Managing Director. “It is truly an honour and I want to acknowledge the tremendous efforts of the entire team at Identity, our suppliers and our clients who have made this possible.”

What is a Queens Award?

Awarded by Her Majesty the Queen, following the Prime Minister’s recommendation, the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade is awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement in international trade.

The award recognises a company based on their actions and contributions within the following areas:

  • Innovation
  • International trade
  • Sustainable development
  • Promoting opportunity through social mobility

It is the highest honour in the United Kingdom, for any company to receive a Queen’s Award as it recognises their performance and services to the country. The award is reputable world-wide and is often described as the gold standard award for a company to receive.

How to apply for a Queens Award

Apply for a Queen’s Award for your business here.

There is a questionnaire to complete to check whether you are eligible, once this is completed you can create an account and apply.

Applications are closed after a certain period, shortlisted applicants are notified and asked to provide commercial figures. After this, winning organisations are notified and then announced.