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Young Enterprise wins the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award

Young Enterprise is honoured to announce it has been awarded The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012, in recognition of the charity’s involvement in volunteering in the UK.

There are just 60 recipients of this prestigious Award, which recognises national volunteer organisations, as well as those which worked with and continue to work with volunteers as part of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Nominations opened on February 27th this year, and closed on September 9th. In order to be considered for the Award, nominees had to have at least 25 people involved in their volunteering.

Young Enterprise Chief Executive Michael Mercieca said: “We are delighted and honoured to receive this Award. And in receiving it I must pay tribute to the generosity of our 3,500 company sponsors and our network of 5,000 dedicated volunteers who help young people acquire the employability skills they will need to succeed at work, or create their own firms.

“The work we do in tackling the tragedy of youth unemployment and the results we achieve in creating the next generation of entrepreneurs would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers going into schools to mentor students, and we are truly grateful to them.

“This Award is a fantastic achievement for us.”

The recipients of the Award will be invited to Buckingham Palace in late Spring 2013 for a reception as a joint celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award and the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


About the Award:

As part of receiving this prestigious award Young Enterprise is entitled to use the official Diamond Jubilee logo on its stationery, websites and promotional materials. The charity will also receive a certificate, signed by Her Majesty. For more information: