Leatherhead construction group presented with Queen's Award

Princess Alexandra visited the Leatherhead headquarters of local construction company, the Wates Group, to present it with this year's Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Princess Alexandra visited the Leatherhead headquarters of local construction company, the Wates Group, to present it with this year’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

The Queen’s Award was presented to Andrew Wates, former chairman and third generation of the Wates Group, in recognition of the company’s continuous improvement in sustainable development.

Wates is the only construction company to have received the accolade in the past five years.

The award is based on the company’s long-term commitment to sustainable development, which is brought to life through initiatives such as Building Futures, a programme dedicated to encouraging long-term unemployed back to work, and Target Zero a commitment to send zero non-hazardous waste to landfill.

The awards are presented annually to businesses that demonstrate the highest levels of excellence in the categories of Innovation, International Trade, and Sustainable Development.

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