Ward Celebrates a Sustainability Win at the Business Masters

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Midlands-based metal recycling and waste management specialist, Ward, is celebrating sustainable success this month after picking up the award for Sustainability at TheBusinessDesk.com’s East Midlands Business Masters Awards 2023.

More than 300 business owners, leaders and advisers joined the sell-out event at Nottingham’s Crowne Plaza, for an evening recognising the achievements of regional businesses spanning all sizes and sectors.

As well as scooping the top prize for ‘Sustainability’, presented by category sponsor property specialist Spenbeck, the Ward team was also a finalist in ‘International Trade’.

The judges were impressed with Ward’s sustainability strategy and the investment it has made into innovative technologies to extend its recycling capabilities nationwide. They also acknowledged the work Ward has done in embedding sustainability into its core business culture through the implementation of the Ward Way, its Sustainability Road map to 2030.

Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor at TheBusinessDesk.com said: “This year’s shortlisted and winning companies were part of a record-breaking effort at this year’s Business Masters Awards. This year we had a record number of nominations for the Masters and a record number of shortlisted companies.

“One thing the judges remarked was the sheer strength in depth of the entries and I think this is the reason why the East Midlands continues to be one of the most economically dynamic regions outside of the south-east and the businesses and this year’s finalists play a huge part in making it that way.”

On the award win, Joanne Upton, Environment and Sustainability Manager at Ward said: “This is huge boost to the team. We’ve worked hard to embed our commitment to sustainability into the heart of our business. By 2030, Ward has pledged to eliminate its contribution to climate change with an interim science-based target to reduce emissions by 47% and we are doing this by focusing on four key interconnected areas including; Environment, Energy and Carbon, Social Value and Economy. We’re thrilled that this has been recognised by the Business Masters judges.”

On a social value and economic sustainability theme, Ward also sponsored the Community Impact award which was presented by Ward’s Business Development Director, Toby Potter, to Leicester based financial advisors, Furnley House, for its foundation supporting to help improve the lives of as many people as they can.

For a full list of winners and finalists, visit: https://www.thebusinessdesk.com/eastmidlands/news/2077664-winners-revealed-at-east-midlands-business-masters-2023