“Being honoured with the King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development 2024 is an incredible achievement involving the entire business,” said Josh Burbidge, managing director of Archwood Group. “We want to continue to do our part in having a positive impact on the planet and society. Each and every one of us plays an important role in our sustainability journey, and we’re encouraging colleagues and customers to get involved in any way they can.”

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty the King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

The award is proof of Archwood Group’s dedication to sustainable practices, following a remarkable 66% reduction in emissions. Installation of over 2,600 solar panels underscores its proactive stance on reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to 100% renewable energy.

In 2021, Archwood Group partnered with the sustainability accreditation, Planet Mark, and also joined the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, whereby the business has committed to achieve Net Zero by no later than 2050. This follows Archwood Group’s appointment of its internal Environmental Action Group to drive sustainable action throughout the business.

Employing 100 people, Archwood Group which is based in Chirk, North Wales, was founded in 1867 and operates with two trading brands: Richard Burbidge, a manufacturer and supplier of stair parts, decking accessories and decorative mouldings, and Atkinson & Kirby, which supplies premium hardwood flooring.

Archwood Group is one of 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a King’s Award for Enterprise.