Thursday, December 7, 2023

Sustainability award for East Midlands business at trade body conference

An East Midlands builders merchant has been recognised with an award by national trade body, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

John A Stephens Ltd, based in Nottingham, was handed the BMF Sustainability Award 2023 at the BMF Annual Members Conference and Awards.

Philip Long, sales director at John A Stephens Ltd, said: “We at John A Stephens were thrilled to have won the Sustainability Award at the BMF Members Conference and Awards. It’s great to be recognised by the industry for our ongoing efforts in net zero and carbon reduction.

“We’ve invested heavily in solar, installing panels across all of our available warehouse roof space at both branches and constructing a new substation at the main site. We replaced all 28 of our diesel forklift trucks, both counterbalance and side loaders with fully electric trucks.

“We continue to look for ways to reduce our carbon footprint with the potential introduction of a Battery Storage Scheme. We would hope that we can help pave the way for other organisations to get on board and contribute to the improvement of their local environment.”

Held at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, the BMF’s Annual Members Conference and Awards recognises the achievements of individuals and businesses within the builders’ merchants’ industry. The BMF Sustainability Award 2023 was sponsored by Kerridge Commercial Systems.

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “Congratulations to the team at John A Stephens Ltd on the commitment to sustainability and demonstration of leadership that is recognised with this award.

“BMF membership encompasses the entire building materials distribution industry, and our Annual Conference and Awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of suppliers, service members and individuals across the sector.”

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