Scottish Business Awards winners

CMS Window Systems received the “People’s Postcode Lottery Green Business of the Year” award at the 2016 Scottish Business Awards, which are held annually and supported by the Royal Bank of Scotland.

CMS impressed the judging panel with its recycling processes and learning and showcase facility – the CMS Innovation Hub – as well as its zero-carbon window option.

The company recycles thousands of tonnes of waste annually and reintroduces as much recovered PVC, aluminium and glass as possible directly back into the manufacturing process.

Andy Kerr, managing director of CMS Window Systems, said: “The calibre of nominations is first rate and so to receive this award is a tremendous achievement, reflecting our sustained effort from day one to ensure sustainability is fundamental to every part of our business.”

CMS Window Systems is also donating PVC and metal offcuts from its manufacturing process to sustainably clad a children’s adventure playhouse.

The 4.7m x 4m insulated timber playhouse, built at the Baltic Street Adventure Playground in Dalmarnock, Glasgow, was constructed using WikiHouse, an online and community-led design resource which aims to bring about a digital revolution in the way houses are developed.

Students from Edinburgh University’s School of Architecture and Heriot-Watt University joined forces with volunteers from BAM Construction to build the playhouse with input from local children.