Monday, November 5th, 2018
We are very proud to have been chosen as one of six Westminster-based firms to be celebrated for their efforts to make Westminster a better place to live, work and visit.
The Westminster Lion awards were created by Westminster City Council in 2017 to recognise businesses and organisations that practice outstanding local corporate social responsibility, making a demonstrable impact on communities and the environment in the city.
The other winners were Capital Arches Group, Grosvenor Britain and Ireland, Willmott Dixon, Baker Street Quarter Partnership and Odelay Films and we were presented with Westminster Lion awards by Lord Mayor of Westminster, Lindsey Hall, and Deputy Leader, Cllr David Harvey, at a ceremony at King’s College London on the 31st of October.
The judges said:
“David Miller Architects won the Excellence Award for showing overall performance in corporate social responsibility. As well as making sure all its buildings are designed to minimise energy use, the Fitzrovia-based architects firm undertakes a number of activities to boost the life chances of people in the local community. It works with schools and local authorities to provide around 15 week-long work placements every year, and provides pro-bono support to help social enterprises that support personal development. The firm delivered support worth £26,000 to help Maida Hill Place to set up a community café providing food and nutrition training, and provided start up support to residents and businesses in the Harrow Road area.”
Cllr David Harvey, Deputy Leader at Westminster City Council, commented that:
“By putting corporate social responsibility at the core of its work, and by helping other organisations that promote learning and development, David Miller Architects are making a magnificent effort to make sure that Westminster is a city for all.”
“Success and social responsibility should be natural allies, and I want Westminster to be city where ambitious businesses invest in their local communities as a matter of course. These awards showcase the way ahead for the employers and entrepreneurs of the future.”