As Scotland’s leading window, door and curtain walling designer, fabricator and installer, CMS Window Systems is unique in the fenestration industry for demonstrating how environmental, social and economic sustainability can underpin a successful manufacturing business.
Growing from humble beginnings in 2006 to a £32m turnover business in just over a decade, CMS has won a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category – recognition for its holistic approach to sustainability and its ethos of ‘closing-the-loop’ in everything it does.
CMS products and services help reduce the carbon footprint of homes and buildings, while
at the same time it operates in a resource-efficient way that generates virtually no landfill waste thanks to its extensive in-house recycling facilities.
The company is also a Living Wage employer, a holder of both the Investors in People Gold standard and Investors in Young People accreditation, and renowned for creating regular employment opportunities for local young people through Modern Apprenticeships. It is active in improving the communities in which it operates through a range of charitable donations and practical support for local initiatives.
Andy Kerr, Managing Director of CMS Window Systems, said: “Winning a Queen’s Award for Enterprise is a tremendous honour, and I am delighted for all our staff and the management team who have worked so hard to make CMS the stand-out business it is today. We’ve consistently shown that sustainability is not a fad or a ‘nice to have’, but it can be fundamental to a successful business when approached with total commitment.”
The Queen’s Award for Enterprise win is the latest high profile recognition for CMS in respect of sustainability. Just six months ago it triumphed against 27 other EU countries to win the ‘management’ category for medium and large companies in the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).
Based at Castlecary near Cumbernauld, CMS Window Systems employs more than 250 people at its 15-acre main manufacturing and recycling facility and HQ, plus its branch in Kirkcaldy.