Environment award winners announced

The Lancashire Business Environment Awards 2012 were held at Ewood Park, Blackburn, and were attended by more than 300 members of the Lancashire business community. 

Myerscough College won the Energy Efficiency Award for Large Companies, after it reduced the amount of electricity used on site by 13%, gas by 11% and water by 25%. Its travel planning programmes have also reduced fuel consumption by 19%.

Crown Paints was crowned the Sustainable Large Business of the Year for the development of their eco-friendly paint range ‘earthbalance’ and organisation-wide reduction in waste and energy.

The awards, which are managed by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, were judged by the event sponsors and fellow members of the business community. Halite Energy joined Herbert Parkinson in judging the social impact categories whilst Lucite International, Neales Waste Management and Pannone Law Firm judged the environmental and overall sustainability categories.

“It has been inspiring to see how many businesses and organisations in Lancashire are taking a sustainable approach to their future operations,” said Mick Smith, director at Groundwork Pennine Lancashire. “The dedication and hard work of these local businesses is apparent in every application that was submitted and I was proud to be able attend the event and share in their success.”

Winners:

Energy Efficiency Award for SMEs:
Winner - Gretone Engineering Ltd, Lytham St. Annes

Energy Efficiency Award for Large Companies:
Winner - Myerscough College, Blackburn

Waste Minimisation Award for SMEs
Winner - Cavalier Carpets Ltd, Blackburn

Waste Minimisation Award for Large Companies:
Winner - Lucite International, Darwen

Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement:
Winner - SAMS (Scrap Art Materials Store), Blackburn

Environmental Innovation Award for SMEs
Winner - Cleanbake Ltd, Skelmersdale

Environmental Innovation Award for Large Companies:
Winner - The VEKA UK Group, Burnley

Community Contribution Award for SMEs:
Winner - F Parkinson Ltd , Blackpool

Community Contribution Award for Large Companies:
Winner - Herbert Parkinson, Darwen

Sustainable Business Award for SMEs:
Winner - Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn

Sustainable Business Award for Large Companies:
Winner - Crown Paints, Darwen

Climate Change Adaptation Award
Winner - Tangerine Holdings Ltd, Lytham St. Annes

Environmental Champion Award
Winner – Stuart Ede from AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd, Thornton Cleveleys