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Firms urged to enter for Queen&#39s Awards

The DTI has embarked on a drive to encourage financial services firms to enter the Queen&#39s Awards for Enterprise. It says while the industry accounts for a third of UK exports, only seven of the 102 applications for the awards have come from financial services firms.

International Financial Services London chairman Lord Levene is writing to 100 of his members urging them to apply. A spokesman for the Queen&#39s Awards Office says financial services companies tend to remain invisible when it comes to gaining recognition for their achievements.

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