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Bondholders recognised by King’s Awards for Enterprise

Whitehouse Construction
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A trio of Marketing Derby Bondholders are celebrating after being named as recipients of the prestigious King’s Awards for Enterprise.

HSG UK, Midland Lead and Whitehouse Construction have all scooped awards, regarded as the highest accolade a business can win.

Both HSG UK and Whitehouse Construction have been awarded the King’s Award for Innovation, while Midland Lead has scooped the King’s Award for Sustainable Development.

They are among seven Derbyshire companies to be recognised by the awards this year.

King’s Awards recipients are permitted to fly the King’s Awards for Enterprise flag at their main office and use the emblem in marketing materials for five years.

They will also receive an official certificate known as a grant of appointment and a commemorative crystal trophy.

It is the second time that HSG UK, which is based on Pride Park, has won the King’s Award for Innovation.

Back in 2018, the business scooped the same award when it was known as the Queen’s Award for Innovation.

HSG UK specialises in revolutionary washroom technologies, which can significantly reduce water consumption, save money and improve the environment.

Simon Rice, founder and managing director of HSG UK, said: ““We are deeply honoured that our continued innovation in sustainable technologies has been recognised with The King’s Award.

“This recognition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to reducing water wastage – enabling our customers to reduce their carbon footprint as well as saving them money and improving the washroom environment.

“Although we are a relatively small company, we certainly punch above our weight in the industry and have some of the most prestigious venues in the country on our client portfolio.

“It is therefore a huge honour to be able to display The King’s Award emblem on all our packaging and marketing materials and to fly the flag outside our offices in Pride Park.”

Whitehouse Construction has been recognised with an award for innovation after developing a flood resistant door and gasket for domestic properties, providing a passive defence against water.

Designed and manufactured at its Derby facility, the innovation is designed to better adapt the UK’s housing stock to the extremes of climate change.

Jo Ewart-Sear, chair of Whitehouse Construction, said: “It’s fantastic for our teams to be recognised for their hard work and effort put into making our flood door successful.

“Years of investment and continual product development has enabled this recognition, and we are proud to represent Derbyshire and SME manufacturing, while having a positive impact upon the UK’s climate adaptability.

“The story, however, does not stop here. Using our unique approach as a blueprint, we are evolving the product range with the aim of replicating any domestic door in the UK, alongside creating a wet testing centre in Derby facilitating British Standard Certification.”

Midland Lead has been recognised as a sustainable manufacturer of recycled lead sheet – and for having a positive impact on its team, community and environment.

Employing nearly 40 people, the family-run firm was founded in 1983, and is the only UK manufacturer offering machine-cast lead sheet with an environmental product declaration (EPD).

Managing director Boudewijn Tuinenburg said: “We are immensely proud to receive this prestigious award, and it is truly gratifying to be recognised in such a manner.

“Over the last few years, we have invested in several initiatives that have helped us move towards becoming a Net Zero manufacturer by 2050.”

“Our company’s commitment to building a sustainable future is essential, and this Royal endorsement serves as a motivating and inspiring force for our entire team.

“We remain dedicated to fostering and promoting behavioural changes for sustainability within manufacturing, internally and within the East Midlands region.”

More Derbyshire firms are being encouraged to put themselves forwards for the King’s Awards.

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