Abacus Flooring Solutions founder and managing director Nick Megson has expressed his pride at winning the 2021 Environmental Impact Award at the Leicestershire Business Awards.
The Environmental Impact Award is bestowed upon the organisation which has put environmental sustainability at the core of its business.
As the winning business, Abacus Flooring Solution was able to demonstrate a measurable commitment to making a positive impact on the environment.
The Abacus team beat off competition from fellow nominees Go Travel Solutions, Michael Smith Switchgear and Pacwolf to clinch the prize.
Making an environmental impact
Company founder Nick researched and designed a floor screed that can be used in the resin flooring industry, which, instead of using quarried aggregate, is made from recycled white plastics.
This can include elements like toilet seats and light switches to create an epoxy self-smoothing screen that works extremely effectively.
The industry the world over uses silicone aggregates, but Abacus wanted to do things a little differently, so we developed this recycled solution instead.
Abacus were named winners of the category at a glittering awards ceremony held at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club on 3 December.
Reflecting on his firm’s success, Nick said: “This is a very proud moment for our business.”
“When I decided to design a floor screed that was environmentally friendly, I never imagined we would be awarded the prestigious Environmental Impact Award.
“Using white plastics otherwise destined for landfill, we were able to form a screed, which we think has the potential to change the industry.
“This is a world first innovation and a fantastic honour to receive, so I’m quite chuffed!”
The Awards were organised by the East Midlands Chamber of Commerce.
As a regional winner, Abacus will now compete for the top prizes at the National British Chamber of Commerce Awards.
Abacus was established last year by Nick, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, and the organisation grew from strength to strength in its first year, despite the major obstacles presented by the coronavirus pandemic.
Abacus’s highly skilled team is fully trained in all aspects of the flooring we install, from the preparation, installation and after care service.
We know that our business is first and foremost a service, and our experience allows us to provide the value and advice you require, from the very first site visit.
Sustainability at our heart
One the business’s key interests is the sustainability of projects and environmental impact, an area that has presented on to FeRFA and its members.
Being the Industries Ambassador for many years allowed Nick to collect many awards, including three that were awarded at The Houses of Parliament.
We are highly passionate about combatting the environmental impacts of our industry, and ensure every project is zero to landfill wherever possible.
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