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Sir Fix-a-lock receives prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise

Sir Fix-a-lock

Congratulations to one of our long-standing Devon & Plymouth Chamber members, Sir Fix-a-lock, who has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

The Plymouth company is one of 252 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise and one of only 29 to gain the Sustainable Development category.

Announced in May 2024, Sir Fix-a-lock has been recognised for its excellence in Sustainable Development. This esteemed recognition highlights the company’s exceptional commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Founded in 2011, Sir Fix-a-lock has been a frontrunner in green initiatives, specialising in lockouts, master key systems, UPVC door and window repairs, and operating a specialist key cutting shop and trade counter shop on Plymouth Hoe.

Sir Fix-a-lock

As Plymouth’s only Master Locksmith Association company, Sir Fix-a-lock has garnered numerous accolades, including the English Veterans Awards Business of the Year award and Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce’s Steve Whiteway Award in 2023.

It also has the coveted Gold Award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employers Recognition Scheme.

Sir Fix-a-lock’s sustainable efforts encompass various initiatives, including investing in electric vehicles such as the new VW ID Buzz and an electric BMW motorbike.

The company’s building is adorned with solar panels, harnessing solar energy to power operations and even offering free charging for local charities’ batteries and EVs during summer months.

Moreover, the company promotes eco-friendly driving habits among its staff, encouraging walking or cycling to work and advocating the use of flagship locks made by Evva, composed of 90% renewable materials.

Paul Montgomery, the company founder, expressed profound pride in Sir Fix-a-lock’s achievements, stating: “To win the King’s Award for Enterprise is truly humbling and exhilarating. The dedication of our team has been immense, and we are all honoured to wear the King’s Award emblem.”

Paul encourages all companies to strive for excellence in their respective fields and pursue sustainability initiatives.

Sir Fix-a-lock’s receipt of the King’s Award for Enterprise is a testament to their leadership in environmental responsibility and innovation. The company sets a shining example for businesses worldwide, demonstrating that sustainability and success go hand in hand.

Stuart Elford, Devon & Plymouth Chamber CEO, said: “Congratulations to the whole Sir Fix-a-lock team on this incredible achievement.

“Paul is a hugely important part of our Chamber family and plays a crucial role in the local business community through his company and his amazing work for charity, so this accolade is certainly well-deserved.”

Congratulations also to Vispring, who will receive a King’s Award for International Trade to add to the Queen’s Award for Enterprise they received in 2012.

Vispring was also named Green Business of the Year at the 2021 Devon & Plymouth Chamber Awards, after setting demonstrable and measurable targets for improvement and delivering change by driving to make the ‘green agenda’ central to the way in which it operates and delivers as a business.

Stuart added: “The King’s Awards for Enterprise are a prestigious honour and, with this success, Sir Fix-a-lock and Vispring have joined a very exclusive group of businesses that includes fellow Chamber members Plymouth Citybus and Services Design Solution. Well done!”

The King’s Awards for Enterprise, previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK businesses.

The Award programme, now in its 58th year, is the most prestigious business award in the country, with successful businesses able to use the esteemed King’s Awards Emblem for the next five years.

Applications for the King’s Awards for Enterprise 2025 are now open. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/kings-awards-for-enterprise.

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