ATG Group has finally been handed The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Developments.

Presentation of the prestigious accolade was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. And we were delighted that all our team was on hand to receive it at a special ceremony.

We received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development for our environmental work. We have spent £1.6 million on research and development.

As a result:

  • More than 250,000 of waste has been diverted from landfill – enough to fill six Titanic-sized ships.
  • More than 1.3 million tonnes of CO2 has been saved. That is equivalent to more than 800,000 return airplane flights from London to Los Angeles.

ATG Group directors and employees were handed the prestigious award during a ceremony last week.

We were due to receive the award in April 2020 but the original pandemic lockdown meant it had to be cancelled.

Managing Director Dr Mark McKinney said: “It is a real honour to achieve The Queen’s Award for Enterprise and recognition of our team’s hard work. We’ve waited a while to finally be handed the official award but it was worth the wait. I want to thank everyone of our employees for their hard work and commitment.

“It is an honour to be one of only 4 companies in Northern Ireland to achieve the accolade. As the first to reach the title in Northern Ireland for 3 years, The Queen’s Award recognises the hard work of every member of our team. We are proud of the effort they have made to make us a leader in our field.”

The award was presented at a special ceremony at The Lakes at Moorbrook – a new venture being funded by ATG Group’s charity arm, Ashes To Gold. The charity aims to support people with special or additional needs who are long-term unemployed or are undertaking community service.

We also received a special honour from the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. Alderman Mark fielding handed us a certificate to recognise our efforts in environmental sustainability.

If you would like more details about our work, please contact us today.