Award given for measures to reduce carbon footprint and determination to spread good practice

Crest Nicholson has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its achievements in sustainable development.

The company was commended for its for its commitment to environmental performance and the measures it has taken to reduce its carbon footprint by minimising consumption of materials, increasing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Stephen Stone
Stephen Stone

It also received recognition for its determination to spread environmental good practice by asking suppliers to include sustainable performance information in their tenders.

Crest Nicholson chief executive Stephen Stone said: 'We are delighted to have won this prestigious award which is testament to our continued emphasis on producing high quality developments that champion the very best in sustainable development and design.

“With the success of flagship regeneration schemes such as Port Marine in Portishead and Park Central in Birmingham, and with our recent zero carbon developments, we continue to raise the bar in creating truly sustainable communities.”

The Awards are made each year by The Queen on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an advisory committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.