Jewson has been shortlisted in the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Sustainable Business category at this year’s National Business Awards.

Other finalists include Anglian Water Services, Coilite Panel Products, Elan Hair Deign, GLH, Kingspan Insulation, London Blo Packaging, Reed Elsevier, Veolia Environmental Services and Whittlebury Hall and Spa. The winner will be revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner on 12 November in London.

Over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have been revealed as finalists for the 2013 National Business Awards. Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. Organisations will now prepare to make presentations to expert juries who will decide the category winners.

“We are delighted to have been shortlisted by the National Business Awards in the Sustainable Business category,” said Rod Leigh, sustainability director at Jewson. “The economic climate remains challenging for the building industry as a whole, but this has not prevented us from pushing forward with our agenda for sustainable development – proving that sustainability continues to remain at the heart of our business. We have been successful in achieving excellent results across a number of areas and ensuring sustainable development is embedded across everything our business does.

“We have always taken the issue of sustainable development seriously and we strive to lead the market with the delivery of innovative products and solutions.”

Dame Helen Alexander, chair of judges for the awards, said: “These organisations and leaders represent exceptional success over the past year. The environment has been tough; these are the firms leading the way to growth. There’s a broad spectrum of sectors represented, as well as organisations of very different sizes, reflecting the diversity of British business and the vitality of our economy. Congratulations to all our finalists.”

For the full list of finalists visit