We are delighted to share the news that we picked up the Family Business Place Red Ribbon Award for Corporate Environmental Responsibility on Friday evening.
The award was sponsored by the premier energy consultancy Inenco Direct, and was presented by their MD Karen Trepte, who has been the driving force behind their success. (She is also a shockingly good secret keeper, not giving anything away until the winner was announced!)
We saw off competition from some amazing companies such as Ecosan and Yeo Valley, showing that it's not the size of your business that counts, it's the commitment you make. We were proud to be shortlisted in the company of such prestigious businesses, and were overwhelmed to win!
In the past seven years, we have introduced a number of environmental initiatives. These have ranged from tree planting to the promotion of cycling via harvesting rainwater to care for residents' plants and mix mortar. We've been recognised by the Considerate Cnstructors' Scheme in the past for our efforts, but this latest award marks our commitment to green initiatives, our adopted charities and care for the world in which we work.
The award now sits proudly alongside our others in our meeting room here in Leatherhead, but it's been earned by every member of our Family, whether in Kensington, Belgravia, St John's Wood, Maida Vale, or any of the other projects we have proudly completed in recent years.
Here's our citation from Family Business Place for the award. These are words that make us proud to Make London Beautiful!
"For their huge commitment to working sustainably and with a living breathing sense of social responsibility. For their comprehensive environmental responsibility programme that runs throughout the business, and their enthusiastic support for local charities in which they lead by example: the 2012 Red Ribbon Award for Corporate Environmental Responsibility goes to Bastows."
Our thanks to every one of our Family who work every day with our ultimate goal in mind: Making London Beautiful.