Glasgow-based construction firm, City Building, has added another prestigious award to its accolades after receiving its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
City Building took home the Promoting Opportunity Award, a category recognising businesses and organisations delivering social programmes to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds create successful working lives.
For several years, City Building has taken steps to ensure that those from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds are given equal opportunities, by targeting recruitment amongst BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities, people with disabilities and encouraging females to take up roles in the construction sector and providing rigorous training to all employees at all levels.
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrates outstanding achievements from organisations across the UK and is it recognised as the most prestigious award any business can win. This is the third Queen’s Award for Enterprise the firm has won, having previously been granted the Sustainable Development Award in both 2018 and 2012. With the award, City Building has become just one of 18 companies to be recognised in 2021.
Alan Burns, Executive Director at City Building, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Receiving one of these awards is such an achievement, but to have been recognised on three separate occasions is a huge honour.
“I am very proud of the entire team at City Building, all of whom work very hard to make our organisation a fair and inclusive place. It is our mission to build a sustainable future, not only for our clients and customers, but also for our workforce and the communities that surround us.”
City Building has been recognised with several awards in recent years, including being named as one of the top 90 businesses in Scotland for employment and diversity, a Gold Health and Safety award from the National Federation of Roofing Contractors and a national HR award, that is typically won by an individual, rather than a business.
City Building employs around 2,000 members of staff from in and around the Glasgow area. With more than 230 apprentices, the organisation is one of Scotland’s largest employers for apprentices and runs one of the UK’s largest training programmes.
City Building carries out a wide range of services from the construction of new builds to repairs and maintenance, manufacturing and training, and is one of Scotland’s largest construction firms.