Highest honour the monarch can bestow upon a company or enterprise
An innovative social enterprise based in Scotland’s capital has been presented with a Queens Award for Enterprise, one of the UK’s most prestigious business accolades,
Edinburgh Remakery was presented with the award by the Right Honourable Robert Aldridge in his role as Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh.
The award is one of the last to be made in the name of her late Majesty the Queen.
Coming the week before the UN Climate Change Conference 2022 in Egypt, and at a time when conversations around the circular economy and additional solutions to climate change are being held worldwide, this prominent award recognises local efforts in overcoming environmental challenges.
The environmental social enterprise, with a mission to reduce waste and strengthen communities, is this week launching new services to better enable residents of Edinburgh and beyond to live more sustainably.
These services include the much-anticipated return of their affordable laptop and computer repair services and in-store sales of quality, refurbished electronic goods.
In his speech on presenting the Award the Right Honourable Robert Aldridge, Lord Lieutenant said: “This is a substantial civic award and represents the highest honour that the monarch can bestow upon a company or enterprise based and operating within the UK.
“The Award is a clear recognition and reflection of the value, efforts, and talent of a Board and Staff grouping, and is underpinned by strong and inspiring performance”
Elaine Brown, CEO of The Edinburgh Remakery said: “Since re-emerging from lockdown, we have looked to our community and evolved to meet their changing needs, ensuring that we continue to offer services that aid their lives and their wellbeing while responding to environmental challenges.
“We’re delighted to have received recognition through the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and take this as further evidence that our role, and the role of other social enterprises, is proving vital in supporting Scotland’s transition to a Net Zero economy and in tackling climate change for good.”
This year, 232 businesses representing every part of the UK were recognised by Her Majesty the Queen on her birthday as among the best in the country.
The Edinburgh Remakery is one of 31 organisations across the UK to be awarded recognition in Sustainable Development.