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EMMN member Midland Lead honoured with The King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development

03.06.2024

EMMN member Midland Lead has been honoured with The King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development 2024. Established over 40 years ago, the lead manufacturer continues to be the only one in the UK to offer machine-cast lead sheet with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Its recycled lead is used to produce lead sheet products for UK and overseas construction markets.

The family-run Swadlincote business is one of only sixteen across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to have been commended in the 2024 King’s Awards for Enterprise. The Awards are considered the most prestigious accolade in industry and cover achievements in innovation, international trade and sustainable development.

Boudewijn Tuinenburg, Managing Director of Midland Lead said,

We are immensely proud to receive this prestigious award, and it is truly gratifying to be recognised in such a manner. Over the last few years, we have invested in several initiatives that have helped us move towards becoming a Net Zero manufacturer by 2050.

“Our company’s commitment to building a sustainable future is essential, and this Royal endorsement serves as a motivating and inspiring force for our entire team. We remain dedicated to fostering and promoting behavioural changes for sustainability within manufacturing, internally and within the East Midlands region.”

Mark Goldby DL, Chair of East Midlands Manufacturing Network, added,

“Midland Lead’s commitment to sustainability is truly commendable. As one of the more active members in the East Midlands Manufacturing Network, it’s great to see them leading the way in integrating environmental consciousness into their products and operations. This recognition is well-deserved and will set them apart from their peers. I’m sure it will motivate them to keep pushing boundaries and setting new standards within the manufacturing sector; a sector that has many challenges when it comes to understanding how they can work effectively towards Net Zero.”

In addition to the right to fly the King’s Award for Enterprise flag at its head office and use the emblem in its marketing, Midland Lead will receive an invitation to a royal reception, be given a crystal trophy and an official certificate known as a Grant of Appointment.

Learn more about Midland Lead and the full list of Businesses in the East Midlands to win the King’s Awards for Enterprise 2024.