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Queen's Award combines with 20th anniversary celebrations

23 September 2016

Presentation of a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development to Premier Workplace Services has coincided with its 20th anniversary.

This was one of only seven presentations for sustainable development within the Queen's Awards this year.

The company received its accolade yesterday from Representative Deputy Lieutenant, Ann Cable MBE.

It was recognised for its sustainable office furniture services and for the Renew Centre, the UK’s only independent, commercial facility solely dedicated to remanufacturing, refurbishing and repairing desks, chairs and other office furniture.

Yesterday's presentation and anniversary celebration was attended by FM representatives from the GLA, KPMG, Tesco, Metropolitan Police, the Cabinet Office, TFL and Regent Street Direct, followed by a tour of the recently-expanded Renew Centre.

This has seen an investment of £1m of investment over three years, creating 5,000 sq ft of remanufacturing space housing high specification machinery and a growing specialist team.

Premier was founded by Jerry Marks and Dave Russinger in September 1996 to deliver commercial relocations to a largely London-based client base.

It has developed into one of the UK’s leading workplace change service providers, offering office and IT relocation, churn and support, interior refurbishment and sustainable office furniture and equipment solutions.

The company established its specialist division Premier Sustain in 2011 to deliver sustainable services for furniture, which has remanufactured and refurbished over 10,000 desks, screens and chairs at the Renew Centre, and donated over 15,000 items of furniture to charities, schools and social enterprises through its Giving Back Project.

It became a Living Wage service provider in 2015 and earlier this year launched the G64R, a collaboration with Orangebox that sees Premier remanufacture end-of-life G64 task chairs to ‘as good as new’.

Managing director Jerry Marks said: “We are delighted to celebrate our 20th birthday with the presentation of this prestigious award.

"Dave and I would like to thank our staff, clients and others that have supported us along this journey so far, we are immensely proud of what has been achieved.”

The award was received on Premier’s behalf by director Phil Oram, who established Premier Sustain with Renew centre manager Carl Robson


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