09 Dec WWA Awarded Cornwall’s Best Managed Large Business
Ward Williams Associates are thrilled to have won the ‘Best Managed Large Business’ category at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA) 2015.
The CSA Awards have been running for over 10 years and were introduced to recognise the work that local companies do in terms of sustainable practice, minimising negative impacts on the environment and inspiring others to be environmentally conscious.
The judges noted that WWA was a ‘national company with a local heart’ with sustainability ‘a mainstay of their operations’.
WWA is one of the largest construction consultancies in the South West and as such, are aware that we are integral to on-going sustainable construction and the influence this can have on people’s behaviours for generations to come.
In Cornwall WWA has become one of the primary consultants for clients with similar sustainability drivers, delivering some of their most prominent projects. This is demonstrated by our involvement in all three BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ schemes in Cornwall.
Phil Crossley, Senior Associate Director said: “We recognise that as a leading practice in Cornwall, we should be at the forefront of sustainability and innovation, and the impact that development has locally. WWA understand the importance of conducting business in a sustainable way, to ensure that we can continue to have a positive influence on our environment and interactions with our employees and the wider community”.
Andy Snapes, Managing Director, said “We are absolutely delighted to have won this prestigious award, particularly given the strength and profile of the other companies, who all deserve great credit in being shortlisted”.
“As a practice, sustainability remains at the core of our business, from our Green Team to our latest venture, iWWA, where the sustainable focus is being extended into the SMART arena of both communities and developing technologies. The WWA team continue to excel in keeping us at the forefront of sustainability in Cornwall and in all of our other offices across the UK; very well done to them all.”
In addition, the Green Build Hub project in St Austell was awarded the ‘Best Built Environment’ category. WWA were part of the project team and provided quantity surveying, project management, BREEAM and CDM services. The project was commended for its use of sustainable technology including, photovoltatics, solar thermal, air source heat pumps, rain water harvesting, best practice water and energy saving technologies and locally sourced construction materials.