Glasgow business completes hat-trick of Queen’s Award for Enterprise accolades

Alan Burns

GLASGOW-based City Building is celebrating after securing its third Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

The construction company won the Promoting Opportunity Award, a category recognising businesses and organisations delivering social programmes to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds create successful working lives.

City Building revealed that for several years it has taken steps to ensure people from disadvantaged and under-represented backgrounds are given equal opportunities, by targeting recruitment amongst BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities, people with disabilities and encouraging females to take up roles in the construction sector and providing training to all employees at all levels.

This is the third Queen’s Award for Enterprise the firm has won, having previously been honoured with the Sustainable Development Award in both 2018 and 2012.

Alan Burns, executive director at City Building, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been awarded our third Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Receiving one of these awards is such an achievement, but to have been recognised on three separate occasions is a huge honour. I am very proud of the entire team at City Building, all of whom work very hard to make our organisation a fair and inclusive place. It is our mission to build a sustainable future, not only for our clients and customers, but also for our workforce and the communities that surround us.”