Marcus Jefford is pictured accepting the commendation from Sir John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

Greenworks receives major commendation at the BCE Awards

Published:  28 June, 2012

BIRMINGHAM: The Greenworks Training Academy, the result of a joint investment by Jewson, Graham, Gibbs & Dandy and Minster, has been awarded a Major Commendation at the 2012 Business Commitment to the Environment (BCE) Environmental Leadership Awards.

The award was given in recognition of the positive impact Greenworks has made in delivering the green building agenda to the construction industry.

Since 1975, the BCE have awarded over 225 awards to organisations that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to maintaining or enhancing the environment. The 2012 finalists and winners will join a prominent roll of honour, which includes Tesco, The Co-operative Group, Unilever plc and Innocent Drinks.

Greenworks was presented with the commendation at a prestigious ceremony in London on the 20th June and celebrated with the other award winners on the night, which included De Beers, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints and the Bluestone National Park Resort.

Richard Busby, BCE Awards Judge, commented on the recognition: “Engaging with customers through the Greenworks Academy isn’t just good business sense – these customers are going to carry out installations that will deliver real environment improvements”.

The Greenworks Training Academy opened its doors in February 2011 and has since grown to become the UK’s recognised authority and market expert in sustainable building solutions for its customers. The academy offers unbiased training and consultancy, providing in-depth advice and support on the full range of sustainable solutions as well as an authoritative voice on the green agenda.

“We are delighted to have been recognised at the BCE Awards,” commented Marcus Jefford, manager at the Greenworks Training Academy. “From the way we build and refurbish our housing stock to the uptake of renewable technologies - training and skills development is needed to support the delivery of the sustainable building agenda and the Greenworks Academy remains at the forefront of this. To receive a commendation from outside of the construction industry is a real honour and we will continue our work to help support all trade professionals working to deliver the green building agenda.”

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