1 December 2022

Kilwaughter Minerals Receives Further Recognition as Leading Local Business

Local company, Kilwaughter Minerals has once again had its commitment to organisational excellence recognised, receiving three Northern Ireland business accolades.

Kilwaughter was named winner of the Best Large Business and Business in the Community categories at this year’s Larne Times Business Excellence Awards, which aim to recognise talent, entrepreneurship and excellence within the Larne business community.

The leading minerals processor was also awarded Silver Status as part of the latest Business in the Community (BITC NI) Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

The company’s entries to the Larne Times Business Excellence Awards not only highlighted its dedication to continued business growth and sustainability, but also its commitment to making a tangible contribution towards the ongoing development of community groups and initiatives within Larne and the surrounding area.

Gary Wilmot, CEO at Kilwaughter said:

“As a business, Kilwaughter is committed to fostering sustainable long-term growth within our business and our local communities, and we are so pleased to have received these accolades.

“We are working in collaboration with a variety of local organisations to enhance community development and create opportunities locally, including Northern Ireland’s first social firm – Access Employment Limited, Larne FC’s Brighter Futures Programme, LEDCOM, Larne Athletics Club, Air Ambulance NI and the NI Hospice.

“This is something we are very proud to do and intend to continue long into the future.”

Established in 1939, Kilwaughter Minerals is an innovative minerals processor that produces high quality products for the construction and agriculture sectors.

The annual Business in the Community Environmental Benchmarking Survey aims to recognise businesses that go above and beyond to reduce their impact on the environment, driving change through integrating sustainable practices into corporate strategies, operations and behaviours.

Gary continued:

“It is an honour to have achieved silver status, particularly in our first year participating in this survey and to showcase the steps we take as a company to ensure we are acting in a responsible and transparent manner.

“Kilwaughter operates successfully across both the island of Ireland and Great Britain, and as our business continues to grow, we are always conscious of our environmental impact.

“With this in mind, we are focused on the development and implementation of ambitious long-term strategies designed to improve the sustainability of our products, people and processes.

“We are delighted to have had our efforts recognised by both Business in the Community and the Larne Times and l would like to thank all members of the Kilwaughter team who have helped us to achieve this success.”

Kilwaughter was also one of just three companies from Northern Ireland to have recently been named as one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies as part prestigious awards programme led by Deloitte Ireland, in association with Bank of Ireland.

Kilwaughter brands include Kilwaughter Lime, K Systems, and the marketing leading K Rend. To find out more about Kilwaughter and the variety of products and solutions available click HERE.


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Notes to Editor

  • Established in 1939, Kilwaughter Minerals Limited is a quarry and mineral processor headquartered on a 75-acre site in Larne, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland.
  • Kilwaughter produces calcium carbonate based products including, limestone sands, aggregates, derivative products for construction and broader industry and a range of products for the agriculture and landscaping sectors.
  • Kilwaughter’s brands include Kilwaughter Lime, K Systems and K Rend, with K Rend being the UK and Ireland’s largest independent silicone render manufacturer.
  • Earlier this year, Kilwaughter brand K Systems had its position as a leading provider of External Wall Insulation (EWI) systems recognised at the prestigious 2022 Tall Buildings Awards, winning the award for Best Tall Building Retrofit Project.
  • The company also received three accolades at the high-profile INCA Awards, designed to celebrate technical excellence, high quality, innovation and best practice throughout the sector.

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