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The Banks Group creates value through the sensitive development of land. Banks Renewables, Banks Mining and Banks Property create sustainable projects that support the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of the communities within which we operate. A family business we employ around 400 people across Scotland and the north of England and pride ourselves on “Development with Care”.

In Lanarkshire Banks Renewables’ Connect2Renewables initiative, a partnership with local communities and South Lanarkshire Council is delivering new opportunities for local people and maximising the social, economic and environmental benefits from our wind farms in the area. The initiative promotes a range of opportunities including direct training and employment, apprenticeships, scholarships and start-up awards for local people and businesses.

Our support for these important awards and the Apprentice of the Year is a further recognition of the importance we place on developing people and businesses in the communities in which we work. We wish all nominees the very best of luck!

With nominations closing this week for the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards (LBEA), previous winners are going from strength to strength.

No fewer than three local finalists in the Herald Family Business Awards is a previous LBEA winner.

Caitriona McAuley the Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards said: “To have one previous winner in the Family Business Awards would be a tremendous accolade.

“To have three is absolutely phenomenal.”

2014 Winner 2The companies in the running for the latest set of awards are:

  • S Collins and Sons Butcher based in Muirhead, winner best small business 2014
  • Healthcare Environmental Services from Shotts who scooped best business in 2010
  • And Strathaven-based QTS Group who took best green business 2013

Today Healthcare Environmental group marketing manager Paul Smart said: “There is no doubt in my mind that the close links we have forged with other Lanarkshire businesses through the Lanarkshire Business Awards have contributed to the company’s success.

“This past year especially, has seen tremendous growth for the group with the opening of our £10m custom-built Northern HQ built within our new purpose built 37 acre Hassockrigg Eco Park development. Located in Shotts, these facilities represent Healthcare Environmental’s commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and ensuring that our customers benefit from a dedicated site to reduce waste and recover energy.

“The Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards helped raise our profile within the community and build relationships which have contributed to our success.

“We are all keeping our fingers crossed for even more success in the Herald Family Business Awards in a few weeks time.”

Nominations for the 2015 Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards closes this Friday, 14 November.
For full details of all the categories and to apply visit

october, 2018

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