Her Majesty the Queen has awarded Belu Water with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation.
This prestigious award recognises outstanding business achievement by UK organisations, and Belu has been honoured for its pioneering Belu Filter Initiative, which serves a dual purpose of empowering restaurants and hotels to make a real difference to people’s lives whilst reducing their impact on the environment.
The simple yet effective initiative is the first of its kind in this country, providing a free filtration system to restaurants or hotels who, in return, agree to raise voluntary £1 contributions with their guests for unlimited still or sparkling filtered water.
Belu invests all of its profits in WaterAid, helping transform lives around the world. They have given £1 million to the international charity last year alone, bringing the total raised to £4 million.
On receiving the award, presented by Lord Lieutenant Ian Johnston at the WaterAid offices in London, Karen Lynch, Belu CEO said:
“We are delighted to achieve our second Queen’s Award, which acknowledges the success of the collaborative and partnership approach we take with our partners and customers. The Belu Filter Initiative has become a significant part of our business model and our principal driver of growth, helping us raise even more money for WaterAid.”
WaterAid’s Director of Communications and Fundraising Marcus Missen said:
“We would like to extend our warmest congratulations and thanks to Belu for everything they have achieved. Our valued partnership goes beyond finance as our values are aligned as we work together to help transform lives across the world with clean water and decent toilets. Our partnership will last until 2030 and with their determination to deliver, I am sure Belu will continue to grow and cement its place as a market leader and a true champion of social enterprise.”