Royal seal of approval for Esh Group

Gerard McMahon

ESH Group has received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for the firm’s work in supporting communities.

The business supports the development of more than 15,000 students every year across more than 200 schools through its ‘Building My Skills’ initiative. Last year, 70 sessions were delivered to Scottish schools alone by a variety of business partners.

This has resulted in Esh being awarded in the Promoting Opportunity and Social Mobility category of the Queen’s Awards.

Regional Director for Scotland, Gerard McMahon, described the award as a “significant milestone for all at Esh”. He added, “Our Scottish team is delighted to have contributed to the securing of this prestigious award. It’s a wonderful testament to the workforce here and the hard work they undertake every day to ensure we add value to the communities in which we work.

“The Queen’s Award programme is the most respected in the UK. At Esh Construction and throughout the wider group, we’re ambitious and innovative, as well as being proud of what we have achieved with our Added Value programmes, so it made perfect sense to apply.”

Darush Dodds, head of corporate responsibility and added value said, “We are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and delivering a comprehensive ‘social value’ package on the back of any construction project. We believe the people who use our houses, buildings, landscapes and infrastructure are as important as the projects themselves. This is reflected in our company motto –‘leading the way in constructing communities.”