The Business Improvement District has demonstrated good practice in the provision of waste management in conjunction with ACE Recycling, increasing safety practices through a Business Watch Scheme, with the local police, county-wide CCTV, mobile security patrols and their ongoing green and sustainability practices.
With community engagement and partnership working at the fore of the BIDs work, the efforts and systems have resulted in improved environmental quality across the area.
The award audit was carried out at ten business parks and industrial estates, and exceptionally high standards of environmental quality were recorded at two sites, Alloa Business Centre and Cooperage Way Business Village, which achieved the Gold level. Of the other eight sites, six achieved silver and two bronze. The other sites included: Alloa West, Alva Industrial Estate, Dumyat Business Park, Midtown Business Park, The Trade Centre, The Whins, Barnpark Business Park, and Riverbank Industrial Estate.
Kevin Deighan, Manager of ClacksFirst BID, commented: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from Keep Scotland Beautiful. ClacksFirst BID has maintained its goal of making the business and industrial spaces of Clackmannanshire safe, secure and clean.
“Enhancing the outstanding environment of the area is an important part of our work, and we are delighted to gain this recognition for our efforts. Not only does it highlight our efforts to the businesses currently located in the County, it is also a statement of intent to businesses considering relocation or expansion into Clackmannanshire.”
Throughout Scotland, over 100 business locations, from shopping centres, leisure and cultural trusts to train stations and ports, have been audited for a National Award for Environmental Excellence. Further information on the awards, and how to enter can be found on Keep Scotland Beautiful's website.