Stone Federation Great Britain announced the latest winners of their Natural Stone Sustainability Awards at the Natural Stone Awards Sustainability Day at EcoBuild at ExCel in London on March 22. Chairing the judging panel was Ingval Maxwell OBE, David Richardson, Director of the Building Research Establishments Building Technology Group and John Bysouth, recipient of the Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Stonemasonry.
The Awards were organised by Stone Federation Great Britain with sponsorship from BRE and EcoBuild. The award for ‘landscaping’ went to Hardscape for a project in Nelson, Lancashire. Anthony Collins, North West sales manager for Hardscape said “together with Pendle Borough Council we are delighted the project received the award.
From providing locally sourced materials where possible to being leading members of the Ethical Trading Initiative, Hardscape continues to ensure sustainable inspiration, selection and supply of hard landscaping materials to clients across the UK.” Jane Buxey, Chief Executive of Stone Federation Great Britain said In this modern world sustainability has become an increasingly important issue and it is right that we acknowledge those members of the natural stone industry who incorporate it as a key consideration when undertaking projects. Pictured is Clinton Haigh (NSITG Chairman), Asil Besim (Hardscape’s Technical Manager) and Stone Federation’s Chief Executive, Jane Buxey.