Ignition awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

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Exhibition, events and experiential design company Ignition, a WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise, has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in the new 2020 list. The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is an awards programme for British businesses and other organisations who excel at international trade, innovation or sustainable development and represents the highest official UK awards for British businesses.

Ignition, founded by Claire Menzies in 2007, is a sustainable practice pioneer, thanks to its founder’s commitment to doing business in a thoughtful, green and responsible way since inception – carving a unique path within an industry once known for excessive, waste-creating ‘build and burn’ attitudes.

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Ignition CEO Sam Rowe commented:

"When it comes to sustainability, we’ve been doing it longer than our clients have been asking us to’ , ‘meaning we’re very much ahead of the curve and can help our clients to move their own businesses forward sustainably too. This award, which recognises our long-term dedication to ‘people, planet and profit’, is both a huge honour for us and a great reflection of many years of hard work and dedication to sustainable targets by our team and board."

Ignition is part of creative business group Istoria Group Ltd and was established to provide design and project management services to the global exhibitions, events and experiences industries. The company – which also has a US-based office in Indianapolis – works across many sectors, from pharmaceutical, healthcare and beauty to aerospace, construction, engineering and manufacturing, as well as technology, education and FMCG businesses. Clients range from blue-chip multinationals to local South West start-ups and include Thales, Elvie, Invictus Games, Roche, Amazon, Eli Lilly and Company, The British Society of Rheumatology, Galderma, Pilatus Aircraft, Google, Mayborn Group, LafargeHolcim, Vital Baby, Expleo and University of Gloucestershire.

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