Newton Waterproofing’s 170th anniversary celebrations got going in style in June, as the historic company hosted over 70 contractors, architects, engineers and specifiers aboard the ‘William B’ Thames cruiser. Guests were treated to a rivers-eye view of some of the iconic London buildings that Newton has waterproofed and damp proofed over the years.
Chairman Christopher Newton (great-grandson of the founder John Newton) also provided guests with a warm welcome, and a reminder that the modern company has not lost sight of its values:
“I have always been proud to say that Newton is a family-run company, with a strong ethos that provides the foundation for our modern-day business. This, alongside our independence, grants us complete impartiality and a valuable freedom, allowing us to grow and improve whilst consistently offering the highest levels of service and sourcing new and innovative solutions.”
Times Local Business Awards
Rather fittingly, on the same night Newton also received the Family Business of the Year Award at the Times Local Business Awards, in recognition of the initiative and talent displayed by Newton throughout its long tenure.
Property Care Association Best Practice Awards
More celebrations were in order two days later as Newton also won the Sustainability Award at the Property Care Association Best Practice Awards. Newton were recognised for their industry-leading Membrane Recycling Service, which is unique not just within property care, but within the construction industry as a whole.
Kent Excellence in Business Awards
Finally, Newton won two more prizes at the prestigious Kent Excellent in Business Awards (KEiBAs). The team were ecstatic to receive the Commitment to the Environment and Medium Business of the Year Awards, which recognised the significant steps being taken by the company to improve its environmental credentials, and the product range, service levels and family culture within the company as a whole.
Warren Muschialli, Managing Director said,
“All of the Newton family are proud to be part of this hardworking and fun-loving team, and these awards are a wonderful recognition of the contributions that every single team member has made towards our achievements over the years. I think the original John Newton would have approved.”