Timber firm chops down competition

Business manager at Calders and Grandidge Ian Chalmers (right) receives an ethical sourcing award from London's Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes. NA
Business manager at Calders and Grandidge Ian Chalmers (right) receives an ethical sourcing award from London's Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes. NA

BOSTON firm Calders and Grandidge has won a top award for its ethical approach to business.

The company has scooped the Mayor of London’s Ethical Sourcing Award at the Greater London Authority (GLA) Responsible Procurement Awards.

This was for its work in securing hardwood sleepers and crossing timbers from

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) sources only.

Calders and Grandidge supplies such products as poles, fencing and gates from its 46 acre site off London Road.

The firm was nominated for the award by Keith Davies, framework contract manager with London Underground Ltd (TfL), with whom Calders and Grandidge holds a sole supply contract.

There were some 140 entrants nominated overall.

The category judge was Rose Foster, responsible sourcing coordinator for Waitrose.

The award was presented by London’s Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes as Boris Johnson was turning on the Christmas lights in Trafalgar Square.

The ceremony was held in City Hall earlier this month.