Scotland’s leading window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems, has received the highest business accolade by today being announced as a winner of the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development 2017.
The Cumbernauld-based company, which has grown from humble beginnings in 2006 to a £32m turnover business in just over a decade, has been recognised in the Sustainable Development category for its outstanding achievement in ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainable practices underpin every aspect of the business.
CMS is unique in the fenestration market in its approach to sustainability and its ethos of aiming to close-the-loop in everything it does. It provides products and services which help reduce the carbon footprint of homes and buildings, whilst at the same time operating in a resource-efficient way that generates virtually no landfill waste thanks to its extensive in-house recycling facilities.
Coupled with this, the Living Wage employer holds the Investors in People Gold standard and Investors in Young People accreditation and has become renowned for creating regular employment opportunities for local young people through Modern Apprenticeships. The organisation plays an active role in improving the communities in which it operates through a range of charitable donations and practical support for local initiatives.
Andy Kerr, Managing Director of CMS Window Systems, said: “Winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a tremendous honour, and I am delighted for all our staff and the management team who have worked so hard to make CMS the stand-out business it is today. We’ve consistently shown that sustainability is not a fad or a ‘nice to have’, but it can be fundamental to a successful business when approached with total commitment.”
Winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise represents the latest high profile recognition for CMS in respect of its sustainability record, coming just six months after it beat off stiff competition from 27 other EU countries to win the ‘management’ category for medium and large companies in the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
Based at Castlecary near Cumbernauld, CMS Window Systems is one of Scotland’s fastest growing manufacturing businesses. Employing more than 250 people at its 15-acre main manufacturing and recycling facility and HQ, plus its branch in Kirkcaldy, the company provides social housing providers, housebuilders and developers with a range of high performance windows, doors and curtain walling solutions designed to maximise energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and deliver comfort for householders and building users.