UK Volume 21 Superbrands UK Annual Vol.21 Marshalls is the UK’s leading manufacturer of hard landscaping products , and has been supplying superior natural stone and innovative concrete products to the construction, home improvement and landscaping markets since the 1890s . Marshalls strives to create products that improve landscapes and create better environments to develop happier and healthier communities Market A global leader in creating better spaces, Marshalls strives to improve environments for everyone, from integrated landscapes – promoting wellbeing – to spaces that are created using fairly traded stone. It also innovates with products that alleviate flood risks as well as protective landscape furniture. Working in the public sector in addition to domestic and commercial markets, Marshalls provides a 360 degree service – from planning and engineering, to guidance and delivery. Marshalls is committed to producing new products that better any existing market offering, and to make them from the best materials it can source. Product Marshalls domestic customers range from garden designers and professional landscapers to DIY enthusiasts and driveway installers. Designed to inspire, Marshalls extensive product ranges combine quality, elegance and durability featuring both traditional and cutting-edge designs, with products to suit every taste and style. In the public sector and commercial market, Marshalls works with a diverse commercial customer base, including local authorities, architects, specifiers, contractors and house builders. Over the years, Marshalls has paved every location on the London Monopoly board, including Trafalgar Square twice. Marshalls’ customers benefit from unrivalled technical expertise, manufacturing capability and an enviable product range. This includes superior natural stone, innovative concrete hard landscaping products, water management solutions, rail products, landscape furniture and protection products as well as natural stone cladding and facades. Achievements Marshalls was the first organisation to achieve verification against BRE Global’s newly launched Ethical Labour Sourcing Standard (BES 6002) in 2017. It continues to focus on being a successful and profitable business whilst minimising its impact on the environment. Striving to be innovative, Marshalls responds to market challenges and opportunities and leads the way in its sector. Marshalls has remained a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since its acceptance in 2009. It is committed to aligning operations and strategies with the 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption. Marshalls has also retained the Fair Tax Mark for more than five years in recognition of the business’ commitment to transparent tax processes and it is also recognised as a Living Wage Employer. Furthermore, The Carbon Trust has reaccredited Marshalls three times. Since 2009, it has reduced its relative carbon footprint by almost 16%. Recent Developments Last year, Marshalls revisited its Future Spaces project, which was set up to foresee how commercial, public and domestic spaces might adapt and evolve over the next 10 years. Intensive research was undertaken, with the aim of the Future Spaces project being to predict how changing lifestyles, technology and economic conditions might dictate the look, feel, colour, shape, textures and materials used to create those spaces. The updated report highlights the visions that came true and those that were not predicted.