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Mind Tools Wins Queen's Award for Enterprise: 2012

This site – – has been awarded the UK's highest business honor – a Queen's Award for Enterprise.

James Manktelow, Founder and CEO of, and author of seven books on leadership and team management, comments:

"We are incredibly proud to be amongst this year's Queen's Award winners. We're in the business of helping other people achieve excellence in whatever they do – so to be honored for our own excellence is particularly satisfying. We have a fantastic team of people here at Mind Tools, and this is a great recognition of everyone's hard work."

Rachel Thompson, Director of the Mind Tools Club, adds:

"Our aim is to equip business people around the world with all of the skills and training they need to make the most of their lives and careers. We've grown largely through recommendation, and our Queen's Award will really help to cement our global reputation."

Announced annually on 21st April, The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are widely regarded as the UK's top business accolade – the equivalent of a knighthood for companies. Winners are entitled to use the coveted Queen's Award Emblem in their marketing for five years as a marque of their success. Each winning company is presented personally with a trophy by a representative of Her Majesty at a ceremony at its offices later in the year. Winners are also invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace.

Business and Enterprise Minister, Mark Prisk said:

"The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the highest accolade a business can receive... It is a fantastic achievement for all of the businesses that have received an award and I would like to congratulate them on making such a valuable contribution across all business sectors." offers more than 1,000 online leadership, management and career development resources to busy professionals and corporate clients around the world.

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