Guests were treated to a cruise from Westminster Pier all the way to Putney, providing a rivers-eye view of some of the iconic and historic London buildings that Newton has designed and installed waterproofing and damp proofing solutions for 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 21st Century Newton Waterproofing has not lost sight of the values instilled by its family beginnings and independence – in fact, it is this autonomy that allows the company to continually stand out from its competitors:
“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.”
Christopher Newton, Chairman
Times Local Business Awards
Rather fittingly, on the very same night as the 170th celebrations Newton was also awarded with the Family Business of the Year Award at the Times Local Business Awards. Open to entries from all local businesses, the award recognised the initiative and talent that has frequently been displayed by Newton throughout its long tenure.
Property Care Association Best Practice Awards
Just two days later, more celebrations were in order as Newton also took home the Sustainability Award at the Property Care Association Best Practice Awards, which reward the best UK businesses in the specialist property care industry. Newton in particular 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 rounded out a quadruple set of award wins in June with not one, but TWO prizes at the prestigious and rigorously judged Kent Excellent in Business Awards (KEiBAs). The team attending the ceremony were ecstatic to bring home both the Commitment to the Environment and Medium Business of the Year Awards at a spectacular gala awards night, which recognised both the significant steps being taken by the company to improve the environmental credentials within the construction industry, and also the product range, service levels and family culture within the company as a whole.
“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.”
Warren Muschialli, Managing Director