First Milk announced as recipient of prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise

21 April 2023

First Milk has been honoured with the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development, recognising its outstanding achievements in this area.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the new name reflects His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses.

The King’s Award for Sustainable Development is awarded for commercially successful products, services and management that benefit the environment, society and the economy.

The Award programme, now in its 57th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, recognising and celebrating business excellence across the UK. Successful businesses are able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

Commenting on the announcement, Shelagh Hancock, Chief Executive, said:

“The announcement of our King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development is fantastic recognition of the extensive work going on across our business around regenerative thinking and sustainability, including our market leading regenerative agriculture programme. Our whole approach is closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, ensuring our actions help improve human lives and protect the environment whilst also delivering economic benefit.

“Having recently become a Certified B Corporation, this new accolade further recognises our strong focus on sustainability, as we work together to deliver our vision of enriching life every day to secure the future, using dairy as a force for good.”

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