Corporate member Harrison Spinks has picked up its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise in less than a year, bringing the total number won to five.
The luxury bed maker has been awarded the prestigious Sustainable Development in 2019 after winning awards for Innovation and International Trade in 2018.
The Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development has been granted in recognition of a number of ecologically friendly innovations which have made our mattresses and beds, as well as the process by which they are created, more sustainable.
This includes reusing waste from the production process, replacing synthetic materials with natural, recyclable products and reducing CO2. It is the second time we have been recognised for our constant efforts to be as vertically integrated and sustainable as possible, following the 2013 win for the same award.
Simon Spinks, managing director of Harrison Spinks, said: “We’re delighted to be granted another Queen’s Award for Enterprise and are honoured that the efforts we’ve made to make our business more sustainable have been recognised.
“We take our responsibility to act sustainably very seriously and we’ve been proud to challenge the market to make beds and mattresses in a different way, avoiding the need to use chemical products like foams that are difficult to recycle.
“We’ve worked hard to diversify our business to become one of the most vertically integrated furniture makers in the UK and this has helped us look at the way we run our business and reduce reliance on non-recyclable materials, waste, energy consumption and CO2.”