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Midland Lead has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

Midland Lead has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

Midland Lead is one of 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. Announced today (Monday 6 May), Midland Lead has been recognised for its excellence in Sustainable Development.

Derbyshire based Midland Lead, employing nearly 40 people, was founded in 1983 and is the only UK manufacturer offering machine-cast lead sheet with an environmental product declaration (EPD). The family-run company produces lead sheet products using recycled lead for UK and overseas construction markets.

Boudewijn Tuinenburg, Managing Director of Midland Lead said;

“We are immensely proud to receive this prestigious award, and it is truly gratifying to be recognised in such a manner. Over the last few years, we have invested in several initiatives that have helped us move towards becoming a Net Zero manufacturer by 2050.”

"Our company's commitment to building a sustainable future is essential, and this Royal endorsement serves as a motivating and inspiring force for our entire team. We remain dedicated to fostering and promoting behavioural changes for sustainability within manufacturing, internally and within the East Midlands region.”

Mark Goldby DL, Chair of the East Midlands Manufacturing Network added;

“Midland Lead's commitment to sustainability is truly commendable. As one of our more active members in our network it’s great to see them leading the way in integrating environmental consciousness into their products and operations. This recognition is well-deserved and will set them apart from their peers and I'm sure it will motivate them to keep pushing boundaries and setting new standards within the manufacturing sector, a sector that has many challenges when it comes to understanding how they can work effectively towards Net Zero themselves.”

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

Applications for King’s Awards for Enterprise 2025 open on His Majesty The King’s Coronation, 6th May 2024 For more information, visit

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