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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: St Albans Museum and Gallery builders awarded Queens Award 

 Published on: 16th October 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Queens Award for enterprise for sustainable development has been given to the builders of St Albans Museum and Gallery.

Her Majesty’s representative for Hertfordshire, Lord-Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE, gave the Queen’s Award to the builders, Willmott Dixon, who delivered the city’s new museum. 

Robert Voss CBE said: “It was a great pleasure to present another Queen’s Award for Enterprise-this time for Sustainable Development- to Rick Willmott of Willmott Dixon. 

“As winner of no less than three Queen’s Awards in the last 5 years-I am immensely proud of Willmott Dixon as a truly outstanding Hertfordshire company. 

“Of course, they were the builders of the wonderful St Albans Museum which stands so proud in the centre of St Albans and what a magnificent job they did turning a very tired and run-down property into the magnificent edifice that we can all enjoy today. 

“And how important to know that the work was carried out by a company worthy of winning a Queen’s Award for sustainable development. Both the company and the museum make me-as Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire-very proud.”

Group chief executive Rick Willmott said: “The recent UN Climate Action Summit was a timely reminder of the urgent action needed to tackle the affects we are seeing of global warming. 

“The last four years were the four hottest on record, and the impacts of climate change are being felt everywhere with real consequences on people’s lives. 

“As well as action taken by nation states to influence how we reverse the rise in carbon emissions to safeguard future generations from the issues that come with climate change, business too needs to play a part. 

“That’s why we will continue to invest and lead in new ways to become more sustainable and reduce our environmental footprint over and above our current status of being a carbon neutral company.  

“The presentation of our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise will act as a further catalyst for how we set ourselves even more challenging science-based carbon targets, which will place us on a trajectory to be a zero emissions – or even carbon positive – business by 2050.”

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