JPA Workspaces is a multi-award-winning, accredited workspace expert, delivering complete and sustainable workspace solutions to commercial, healthcare and higher education clients. The company is honoured to achieve one of the first King’s Awards for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category.
JPA Workspaces is one of 148 organisations across the UK to be recognised with the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. These awards are approved by His Majesty The King, with only 15 companies nationally awarded in the Sustainable Development category. The winners must demonstrate evidence of sustainable products, services, or interventions for more than two years and show the benefits or positive outcomes of their actions and practices.
Richard Cooksey, COO at JPA Workspaces, said: “We are thrilled to receive The King’s Award 2023 for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category – this has been a true team effort, and it has given us all a massive boost to receive this special recognition.
“Our fantastic team, including our Head of Sustainability, Fiona Edwards, have worked with clients for many years to embed sustainability into everything we do. We are focused on the UN Sustainability Goal of responsible production and consumption, to drive our vision and the way we work with clients.
“We would like to say a huge thank you to our clients, partners and key stakeholders who have supported us on every step of our sustainable journey so far. We look forward to making a real difference in the workplace, as our business continues to grow.”
Established in 1974, JPA Workspaces is committed to sustainability in every area of the business and is signed up to the UN-backed Race to Zero campaign that aims to halve carbon emissions by 2030. The company has implemented measures to reduce carbon emissions, eliminate furniture landfill and address climate change across its operations, services, and products.
Working with their clients to help them reduce their carbon footprint, JPA Workspaces supply, maintain, recycle, and reuse workspace furniture as part of their complete workspace design service, rehoming items locally where needed to save resources and carbon. Sustainability is embedded within its complete workspace solution, without compromising the quality of the design and final solution to meet client objectives. The company also offers advice to clients on green building schemes to reduce carbon emissions in their buildings.
JPA Workspaces’ sustainable achievements include: rehoming over 4,368 unwanted client furniture items into the community, eliminating client waste with 23,346 items recycled and sending zero refuse to landfill
JPA Workspaces will be formally presented with a Grant of Appointment scroll and a commemorative crystal bowl by His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, The King’s personal representative at their offices later this year. They will also be invited to attend a Royal Reception at Buckingham Palace hosted by His Majesty King Charles III in the summer of 2023.