The Chantry Centre, Andover’s shopping centre, has been awarded a ‘prestigious’ award in recognition of its health and safety practices.

The Andover shopping centre has won it for the seventh year in a row.

The Gold Medal in the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, the longest-running industry awards in the UK was awarded to the Andover based shopping centre.

Steve Cotney, Chantry Centre manager, said: “We take health and safety very seriously at the Chantry Centre. It is even more satisfying when this recognition achieves a Gold Medal award.

“What makes receiving this accolade even more special is that this is the seventh consecutive year that we have received a Gold Award in recognition of our effort and this is down to the excellent team that works in the centre who make sure that our health and safety standards are consistently kept at a very high level.”

The staff will be presented the award during a ceremony in London later in the year.

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards have become the key fixture in the health and safety calendar with new sponsors and new awards this year including the Leisure Safety Awards, the Safe@Work Safe@Home Award and the Inspiration Awards.

“Highly-respected, with almost 2,000 entrants every year, RoSPA award winners benefit from the wide-ranging rewards of improved sector reputation.”