Everyone at ATG Group is honoured to receive The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development.
For our 30 employees, the accolade is one of the highlights of an amazing journey for our business. We have grown and developed into a best-in-field company. We deliver excellence in innovative, sustainable development.
The Queen’s Award recognises our talented team’s efforts over ATG Group’s 15 years. In that time we have grown year on year. Five companies now form the ATG Group, including our Ashes to Gold charity, which receives 10% of our net profits.
We provide environmental and waste solutions throughout the UK and Ireland. We offer groundbreaking techniques that deal with contamination including oil spills, asbestos and invasive species, such as Japanese Knotweed.
Thanks to this work, hundreds of thousands of tonnes of soil and subsoils are diverted from landfill each year. We share this expertise through CPD accredited training courses to educate our clients on sustainable development.
The Queen’s Award commended us for leading the way in sustainability in our sector; for our commercial results and efforts to reduce our company’s impact on the environment; the way we foster community sustainability through Ashes to Gold; and our exemplary social outreach programmes addressing mental health and disabilities.
Why we applied for The Queen’s Award
We began working towards The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 3 years ago. It was the aim of our Managing Director Mark McKinney to reach the achievement as recognition for our innovation.
He was inspired after nominating Causeway Enterprise Agency CEO Jayne Taggart 5 years ago. Mark recognised that success would mean the company being acknowledged as the best of the best.
He explains: “As we grow the business, we knew that the award would play a crucial role in assuring clients new and old that we are at the top of our game in sustainable development.”
An honour for our business and staff
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 our area 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.
Benefits to our business
Within weeks of winning, we have already seen the benefit of being part of an elite group of UK businesses.
We signed agreements with a major pharmaceutical company in the UK and Ireland to support them in providing innovation for their waste and environmental needs. We have also signed our first contracts in Latvia and Lithuania for sustainable development on contaminated sites.
The future of ATG Group
While winning The Queen’s Award for Enterprise is an incredible achievement and will always be a highlight in our history, it is also a springboard for the future.
We are confident that the agreements we have already signed will be the first of many. We are becoming become recognised for our pioneering work in sustainable, environmental services.
Being able to meet the stringent requirements of the UK’s highest official awards for business demonstrates our ability to work to the highest standards.
For more information about our services, contact our team today.