Two Nuneaton firms given King Charles' award honour

Two Nuneaton firms have been given honours from King Charles. Both have received King’s Awards, which celebrate the success of exciting and innovative organisations that are leading the way across the country.

Triton Showers was given a King’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its commitment to Sustainable Development. Nuneaton Signs has been given a King’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity.

Triton, which employs over 280 people at its Shepperton Business Park headquarters, it is one of only 29 select organisations to be recognised nationally for their contribution to Sustainable Development. Speaking about the award David Tutton, managing director at Triton, said: "Given our market-leading position, we believe it is our responsibility to champion the water, energy, and carbon saving benefits of showers at every opportunity.

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"We are therefore delighted to receive a King’s Award for Excellence in Sustainable Development, which is testament to the hard work of everyone within our organisation who is contributing towards delivering change. Going forward, we are committed to achieving an ambitious ‘Net Zero by 2035’ target, with a near-term alignment target of 2028.

"There is a lot more to do but we are moving the dial and delivering solid progress, which makes the recognition we have received from the King’s Award for Enterprise so very special."

Sign-making factory with a difference

The King’s Award for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity is being celebrated by Nuneaton Signs, which is a Social Enterprise, employing 73 people. Of these, 71 per cent have a disability and 20 per cent have a learning disability.

Nuneaton Signs was founded in 2010 in its current form but was originally set up in 1982. It aims to support both adults and young people in their working journeys, focusing on a person’s abilities and supporting them in being able to live their lives to the full.

The local firm is one of only eight businesses nationally to be recognised in this section. Chris Wilcox, Managing Director at Nuneaton Signs, said: "We at Nuneaton Signs are extremely honoured to have received the Kings Award for Enterprise in Promoting Opportunity.

"This is a fantastic achievement for our company, and we are delighted to be able to use this opportunity to share the important work we do within our community supporting people with disabilities through the manufacture and sale of signs. One of the core areas of our work recognised in the award is our Supported Intern programme, within which we have been able to offer placements for 13 young people with Special Educational Needs to help them gain employable skills to help them in their journey to the working world.

"We hope that this achievement helps to inspire other companies to look at how they recruit and to become a more inclusive employer themselves. The award is a testament to the hard work of our whole staff and the support they offer one another."

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