Simons Construction have been awarded 'National Green Champion' at this year's Green Apple Awards.
Simons competed against more than 200 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for the Built Environment & Architectural Heritage.
The company have been recognised for their sustainable ways of working, which include rigorous waste management on sites and at the company's head office in Lincoln, raising the profile of sustainability on sites and with neighbouring communities and also in the form of the company's sustainability strategy, 'Building Greener'.
Simons' sustainable working was embodied in the form of M&S' largest sustainable learning store at Cheshire Oaks, a seven year partnership between the client and Simons, from planning to completed construction last year, which has received national recognition for its sustainable achievements.
Head of Sustainability, Rosi Fieldson was presented with the trophy and certificate by Doreen Lawrence, the campaigning mother of murder victim Stephen Lawrence, who was training to be an architect before his tragic demise.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country's major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The awards are organised by The Green Organisation, an independent, non-political, non-activist, non-profit environment group dedicated to recognising, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
The Green Apple Awards are supported by the Environment Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.