Ward Williams Associates (WWA) was recently named SME of the Year at the Construction Excellence South West Awards.

Chris Gingell, from awards sponsor CITB, praised WWA’s commitment to “people, places and planet”.

“It is clear that while this is driven by the structure of the B Corp certification, the whole business has committed to the goals and continuous improvement and is reaping the rewards.

“It is even more impressive and inspirational that the leadership team are dedicated to sharing their achievements and best practice to assist others in their own development and growth.”

Ward Williams became the first B Corp chartered surveyor in the world in 2020 and last year was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable development.

Earlier this month, it released its annual report, following its fourth year of work with Cornwall Council on the £650 million construction and infrastructure capital programme of investment within the Built Environment Professional Services (BEPS) Framework.

The report highlighted the joint venture between Mace and Ward Williams Associates which has generated an added social and economic value of £59.5 million for the region.