King’s Award 2023 | Sustainability

Clayworks Ltd has been honoured with the first ever King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainability.

Clayworks is one of 148 organisations nationally to be recognised with a prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise. Announced today (Friday 21 April), Clayworks has been recognised for its Excellence in Sustainability.

Employing 23 people on the Lizard Peninsula, Clayworks was established in 2010 as a successor to Cob in Cornwall, founded by Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce. The company manufactures natural clay plasters for interior wall and ceiling finishes. The plasters, which can be pigmented, replace the more conventional gypsum plaster and paint surface finishes. Clay plasters have very low embodied carbon, have no plastic or metal packaging and do not require painting.

Adam Weismann, Founding Director of Clayworks, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the King’s Award for Sustainability for 2023. Sustainability is at the core of what we do at Clayworks and to have gone through such a rigorous judging criteria such as the King’s Award is a real honour.

The King’s Awards for Enterprise was previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, and the new name reflects His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II by recognising outstanding UK businesses. The Award programme, now in its 57th 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.