(from left) Event host Fred MacAulay with City Building senior environmental officer Myra Conn and Michelle Nicol, senior manager – business marketing at ScottishPower

(from left) Event host Fred MacAulay with City Building senior environmental officer Myra Conn and Michelle Nicol, senior manager – business marketing at ScottishPower

City Building LLP has been recognised for its achievements in environmental innovation at this year’s Glasgow Business Awards.

The Environmental Team won the 2017 Green Champion Award, which is sponsored by ScottishPower, after impressing the panel with their unique green credentials for a business in the construction sector.

The enterprise has been credited for establishing a sustainable recycling and waste practice and environmental management training strategy for site workers, which aims to ensure its green practices are continuously prioritised. Other innovative work from the team includes their work to protect ecosystems and habitats of animals such as birds, otters and bats that staff often encounter whilst working on site.

The team are one of the only construction companies in Scotland to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.

Dr. Graham Paterson, executive director at City Building, said: “To be presented with the Green Champion award is fantastic news for the Environmental Team who work incredibly hard to help the business be as environmentally conscious as possible. It’s important for us to be sustainable in our work and we’ve managed to create both a practice and culture in the company that has led to us being awarded this accolade.”

Michelle Nicol, senior manager – business marketing at ScottishPower, said: “The Environmental Team at City Building completely blew us away with how much focus they have put into working with the environment in mind, whilst not forgetting about the importance of energy efficient technology in their buildings.

“Each entry this year was extremely impressive, but the initiative shown by City Building to position themselves at the forefront of innovation and sustainability is second to none and provides a fantastic example for other companies to follow.”

The Glasgow Business Awards were held by the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce earlier this month at the Glasgow Hilton.