Spruce Carpets achieved national recognition this Summer by claiming two category wins at the Carpet Recycling UK Annual Awards ceremony held in Solihull.
Following a busy year, where the team worked together to overcome the challenges of COVID to ensure its work continued to serve customers and support communities, Spruce scooped the Reuse Member of the Year and Collaboration Partner Awards.
The Collaboration Partner Award was shared among five other Carpet Recycling UK members: Designer Contracts, MJ’s Event Services Ltd, Interfloor Ltd, Tarkett Ltd and Bonar Yarns all of whom had been involved in a unique project to reuse and recycle flooring from last year’s COP26 event in Glasgow.
Turning Houses into Warm and Comfortable Homes by Reusing Carpeting and Flooring
Austin Hardie, CEO of Spruce Carpets commented:
“These Awards are testament to a huge team effort which starts with our internal colleagues and extends to the many stakeholders who promote the vision of Spruce.
“The Reuse Partner of the Year award is particularly pleasing for us as it really pays tribute to the fantastic support, we have received over the last twelve months from our donor organisations in Scotland. Organisations such as Flanagan Flooring, the Headlam Group, Flooring Scotland, B2B and General Furnishings.
It also highlights the tremendous range of public and social sector partners we have been lucky enough to work with to ensure that we can help meet the needs of a wide range of people, whether it’s improving the quality of their homes, or ensuring those most in need of support can access good quality floor coverings which help turn their house into a warm and comfortable home.
Shared COP26 Success Creates a Window to the Future of Reuse
“The Collaboration Award and our shared success at COP26 creates a window to the future and shapes how we are determined to continue to operate: to bring partners together with a shared purpose to create change in the community from the floor up.”
Adnan Zeb-Khan (Manager CRUK), commented:
“This year the judging was exceptionally difficult as the level and quality of entries were impressive. All entries were individually scored and then moderated through a judging panel of five CRUK members.
I am always highly impressed with the level of services and the opportunities provided by Spruce, they are truly one of the best in the business for the reuse and repurposing of carpets and textile flooring.
Their level of understanding and commitment to providing affordable flooring to low-income families is to be admired and the contribution and support they provided to our members to re-purpose and distribute high-quality flooring from COP26 was the catalyst to its success.”