The eco achievements of local and regional businesses have been brought into the spotlight with the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE)
Awards, which were held on Tuesday 21st February 2017 at Peterborough’s Kingsgate Conference Centre.
Investors in the Environment is an environmental accreditation scheme designed to help the business sector save money and reduce their impact on the environment. The annual iiE Awards celebrates business green champions.
In this year alone, the region’s member businesses collectively saved:
- Enough water to fill 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools.
- Enough CO2 to almost fill the Houses of Parliament.
- Enough paper to prevent 519 trees being cut down.
- …And the amount of ‘miles not driven’ through sustainable transport choices was the equivalent of driving around the world 43 times!
Guests heard from this year’s Guest Speaker Phil Williams, the founder and director of Plan-It Eco, an organisation that champions the environmental education of schools and businesses. Phil has many years of experience in public speaking, starting out his career as a presenter for BBC Educational TV before working as a director within the television industry.
In addition to this, at the iiE Awards member businesses secured Bronze, Silver or the highest level of Green accreditation, plus they discovered who won further awards – such as the ‘Great Green Star’, ‘Best Green Champion’ and the ‘Overall Outstanding Achievement Award’.
“We’re thrilled to see so many businesses join in and share in celebrating one another’s accomplishments this year,” explains iiE’s April Sotomayor. “We’ve seen incredibly inspiring practice from organisations that are really pushing the outer limits of ‘green’ achievement by reducing their impacts on the environment.”
iiE would like to thank Hunt & Coombs Solicitors for supporting the Awards. For more information about iiE, visit www.iie.uk.com
The full list of iiE Awards 2017 winners:
Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
KingsGate Community Church and Conference Centre
Brook & Mayo Limited
The University of Northampton
IPM Global Mobility Limited
Buckles Solicitors LLP
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Peterborough Regional College
Vivacity Premier Fitness
Vivacity Jack Hunt Pool & Gym
Vivacity Regional Pool & Gym
Blue Sky Green Energy
Peterborough City Council
The National Flooring Company
Leeton Building Services
Great Green Star - Large Business
City College Peterborough
University of Lincoln
Great Green Star - Small Business
Daventry District Council
Skanska Peterborough Highways
Hunt & Coombs Solicitors
Overall Outstanding Achiever Award – Large Business
Cross Keys Homes
Overall Outstanding Achiever Award - Small Business
Budget Paper Supplies
Best Green Champion Award – Large Business
Clare Topping - Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Lorraine Bean - St Andrew’s Healthcare
Best Green Champion Award – Small Business
Green Champions - Cambridge and Counties Bank
Green Champions - Rawlinsons
Green Champions - Manit Contractors