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Posted on November 11th, 2008

PROjEN submit application for the 2009 Queens Award

PROjEN, the Cheshire based award winning Project Management Company have submitted a Queens Award for Enterprise application.

PROjEN have chosen to submit their application under the “sustainability” category outlining their outstanding progress to date from a failing business in 2002 to the prosperous business it is today in 2008.

Through their application PROjEN outline their change in management with the appointment of their current MD John Taylor in 2002, along with their change in business ethos. They also proudly list some of their many achievements, which have included the company purchase of 3i’s 25% shareholding in 2005, a growth in employee numbers from 45 to 99, annual fee sales growth up to £10 million, seven consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards for Health and Safety Performance, a Bentley New Technology Award in 2005, the Vale Royal Business of the Year Award in 2006 and the 2007 High Sheriff Award. PROjEN also hold four construction institute awards which were awarded in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2008.

PROjEN’s success centres on their commitment to sustainability. Their application outlines initiatives such as their head office recycling scheme, their commitment to reduce carbon emissions through their walk/ cycle to work and car share schemes. In addition their application also outlines their support of the local economy through their environmental and local procurement policies.

PROjEN’s application outlines that through the services that they deliver they also significantly contribute to the sustainability of their clients operations. Amongst some of the clients highlighted was PROjEN’s work with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on the replacement of their R22 Chillers at GSK’s Stevenage Site, their site surveying work on behalf of Thor Specialities identifying energy saving measures and their work with NGF Europe in the installation of a “freepower” unit. This is an innovative means of taking waste heat and converting it back into electricity. Due for completion in March 2009, it is estimated that NGF Europe will save £93k per annum on their energy bill and benefit by a reduction of 880 CO2 tonnes per year after installation.

The deadline for the Queens Award was the 31st October 2008 and the assessment process is now taking place with the winners to be publicly announced on 21 April 2009, HM The Queen’s Birthday.

John Taylor PROjEN’s MD commented – “we are proud of the way we do business at PROjEN, ensuring our activities are not only good for now, but also for the future. Our Queens Awards application demonstrates PROjEN’s commitment to sustainable operations and publicises not only our own efforts in ensuring business activities are sustainable, but also the activities we carry out on behalf of our clients. In 2002 we were struggling, operating very much on a day to day basis. We now operate with the future in mind, limiting our impact on the environment, giving back to the community and helping the local economy to prosper. PROjEN changes in management and business ethos has paid off and we now have record growth and a clear conscious that our business activities will help safe guard the future for generations to come.”

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