EAE Win a Queen's Award for Sustainable Development

Sir Robert Clerk, Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian, Glen Bennett, MD of EAE Ltd, and Provost Joe Wallace of Midlothian with the Queen's Award Commemorative Bowl.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the UK's most prestigious awards for business success and have been operating in various forms since 1966. Awards to businesses are made in three categories - International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

EAE was one of 10 Scottish companies to be granted a Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2014 and the only Scottish company to be granted an Award in the Sustainable Development category.

The Award recognises EAE's championing of sustainable development and its commitment to sustainable business operations through the introduction of innovative practices such as:

  • Installing our own wind turbine to produce electricity for our headquarters.
  • Replacing our diesel van fleet with electric vehicles and vans that run on bio-diesel made from recycled waste oils.
  • Developing a Biodiversity Garden at our headquarters.
  • Adopting a Carbon Management Plan to deliver carbon neutrality across all our operations by 2015.

The official Charter of Award and a commemorative glass bowl were presented to EAE on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen by Sir Robert Clerk, Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian. Sir Robert kindly agreed to make the presentation in front of EAE staff and invited guests at our headquarters in Loanhead, the location that best epitomises our corporate commitment to sustainability.

It's great to be recognised...

We are honoured to have received a growing number of awards that recognise our sustainable business practices and our high standards of customer service. Links to some of these are shown below.


View the official Royal Warrant

View our Awards Gallery

View Colin Beattie MSP's letter