Liz Ward attends the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Dinner

 The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2017

Liz Ward Attends the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Dinner

This month, Liz attended a marquee event celebrating the best of Britain’s businesses. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise dinner is an opportunity for the year’s winners to celebrate.
The awards were originally instituted by Royal Warrant in 1965. They were called “The Queen’s Awards to Industry”. Each April the year’s winners are announced and featured in writing. Over the years the award has become a hallmark of business performance.
Today, the awards recognise UK businesses for exceptional achievements in:
  • International Trade
  • Innovation
  • Sustainable Development
  • Promoting Opportunity
To qualify for the Awards – businesses must prove exceptional ability and promise. Liz was delighted to attend The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise dinner – and sit at the top table with royalty.
The Crown was represented at the event by HRH Anne, Princess Royal. Liz was delighted to talk to Princess Anne; championing the best of British business.
Liz meets HRH Princess Anne at the Queen's Awards for Enterprise dinner 2017

Liz meets HRH Princess Anne at the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise dinner 2017 alongside Lesley Batchelor OBE

Of the event, and the Queen’s Awards, Liz said:
I was absolutely delighted to attend The Queen’s Awards dinner this year, by way of invite from the Institute of Export. Each year, the winners of the awards demonstrate the incredible zeal that British business has – setting a high bar for the rest of the nation. Meeting HRH Princess Anne was a great honour – and incredible for winners rightly recognised as some of the best businesses the country has. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners – we cannot wait to see the things you continue to achieve.”

Liz presents at the World Trade Summit

In the same week, Liz was asked by the Institute of Export to present at this year’s World Trade Summit.
Liz gave a presentation on the significance of IP in the UK economy – and particularly international trade.
She noted that the importance of IP and intellectual property rights is growing. Yet in tandem, Brexit may impact the core intellectual property rights in many different ways.
This is something that we’ve covered in a previous series of blogs. Click each link below to read more:
Liz Ward World Trade Summit 2017

Liz Ward presents at the World Trade Summit 2017 (Image courtesy of the UK Institute of Export).

Of the presentation and the challenges that face UK businesses’ IP upon Brexit, Liz said:
Brexit is (and has been) a big topic for businesses – and it will only continue to get bigger as it rumbles on. Something we do know for sure is that intangible assets and IP rights are increasingly important for UK exporter. This is so, as Brexit looms and we set ourselves up to forge our own path based on our world-class ideas, expertise and experience. But of course, separating ourselves from EU law – offers up some really pressing challenges in IP that need to be addressed. What’s most critical is that provisions are put in place prior to the split which protect and encourage the continued success of our exporters.
Virtuoso Legal would like to thank Lesley Batchelor OBE, and the Institute of Export… for extending kind invites to both of the events in question. Liz stated:
 I would like to make a special mention of the enormous effort that Lesley Batchelor OBE has put in for the Institute of Export and our nation of exporters. Her tireless commitment to supporting the UK’s exporters is truly remarkable, and should be seen as an inspiration to all.”
If you would like to speak to Liz or our team of intellectual property specialists, call:

0113 237 9900

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