Turner & Townsend win Queen's Award
Date: 21 April 2009
Turner & Townsend, the international construction and management consultancy, is delighted to announce it has won the prestigious 2009 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the International Trade category.
The Award for Enterprise for International Trade is a reflection of Turner & Townsend’s “outstanding” overseas growth and its transition into a global business with an international network of and wholly owned subsidiaries.
Turner & Townsend has 57 offices around the world in locations including Canada, South Africa, the Middle East, Australia and China. Over the past 12 months it has opened offices in Mumbai, Vienna and Hanoi. Landmark international projects with Turner & Townsend include:
- The Shard of Glass, London - Europe’s tallest building
- Australia’s Insignia Towers, Gold Coast - the tallest residential building in the southern hemisphere
- The TauTona gold mine, South Africa - the deepest manmade hole in the world
- The Beijing Wheel – the world’s largest wheel
The Awards are decided each year by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisted by an Advisory Committee, which includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce, and trade unions. This is the second time Turner & Townsend has been honoured, having first been conferred with the Award in 2003.
Tim Wray, Turner & Townsend chairman, said:
“This is an outstanding achievement for Turner & Townsend and is a reflection oft the success of our international growth strategy, which is a major part of our development and includes opening four offices in four countries over the past two years. We are truly honoured to receive this prize. Our development is, without doubt, down to the hard work of all our staff, and this award marks their achievements and contributions to the Turner & Townsend international brand.”