The North West's Green Heroes were honoured at a special awards ceremony in Lancashire last night.
The event celebrated companies across the North West who have made a significant contribution to making their business and their local environment greener.
This is the 18th year that we’ve run our environmental business awards and, as usual, the event attracted a huge amount of interest. Representatives from our sponsor companies AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd, Neales Waste Management and Sustainable Water Environment Lancashire (SWEL) judged the event.
Preston-based company Skinlix won the coveted Environmental champion award but businesses from across the North West were given their chance to shine as 12 prizes were handed out on the night.
The winners were:
Energy Efficiency Award
JJO Plc - Bacup
Waste Minimisation Award
Skinlix - Preston
Social Enterprise Award for Environmental Achievement
Cooler Projects CIC - Manchester
Environmental Innovation Award- Product
Seddon Plant & Engineers Ltd - Bolton
Environmental Innovation Award- Service
Vickers Energy Group - Trafford, Manchester
Built Environment Award
Muse Developments and Blackpool Council - Manchester
Community Contribution Award- SME
Community Contribution Award- Non SME
AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd - Thornton, Lancashire
Sustainable Business Award- SME
Browsholme Hall & Tithe Barn - Clitheroe, Lancashire
Sustainable Business Award Non SME
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service - Manchester
Combating Climate Change Award
Cumbria Wildlife Trust - Cumbria
Environmental Champion Award
Skinlix - Preston
Mick Smith, Newground’s Managing Director, said: “As a social enterprise, we have a core social and environmental purpose and it’s great to celebrate the successes of local companies who share our philosophy.
As usual, the nominations were full of exciting and innovative new ways of reducing environmental impact and improving communities.
“I’d like to congratulate the winners for their achievements and also say well done to all those who were shortlisted.”