BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2018: Finalists announced

BusinessGreen staff
clock • 5 min read

From Blue Chips to start-ups, some of the UK's most exciting green businesses will be celebrated at this year's awards

BusinessGreen is today delighted to announce the finalists for the 2018 BusinessGreen Leaders Awards, the UK's most prestigious celebration of the best of green economy.

We are also pleased to announce one of our keynote speakers at this year's awards on the evening of June 27 will be Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry.

"This year's awards were more competitive than ever with a record number of entries across all categories providing a testament to the growing strength and influence of the green economy," said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray. "Congratulations to all our finalists and good luck at this year's awards."

Finalists now have until Monday May 21 to confirm their place at this year's gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Brewery in central London.

BusinessGreen can also today announce that the charity partner for this year's awards will be leading solar development charity SolarAid


Consultancy of the Year

3Keel LLP

Longevity Partners

PE Energy Solutions Limited

Sustainable Homes

Syzygy Renewables



Communications Agency of the Year

Barley Communications

Browning Environmental

Ecuity Consulting LLP

Greenhouse PR

Hill+Knowlton Strategies


Manufacturer of the Year

Epson UK

Ibstock Brick

ITM Power

Kingspan Insulated Panels

Mars, Incorporated

Microtex Products Ltd

Van de Sant Innovations BV


Investor of the Year

Barclays - Social Innovation Facility

Cubico Sustainable Investments

Impax Asset Management

Legal & General Investment Management

Low Carbon Innovation Fund

Macquarie Capital

NEST - National Employment Savings Trust

Octopus Group

Sustainable Ventures' Sustainable Accelerator

Triodos Bank


Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year

Arriva Rail North

Belazu Ingredient Company in partnership with Veris Strategies



CSR/Marketing/Advertising Campaign of the Year

Barclays: Rising to the water challenge

Borough Market: Leading the Way on Drinking Fountains

Mars Incorporated, Sustainable in a Generation Plan

Lloyd's Register's Technology Radar - Renewable energy

Octopus Energy - 1,000 Tree Promise

Ørsted - Love Your Home - Let's create a world that runs entirely on green energy


Environmental Awareness Campaign of the Year

Carbon Tracker - 2 Degrees of Separation

Climate Disclosure Standards Board - TCFD implementation workshop series

Ecosurety and Hubbub - #BringBackHeavyMetal 2017

Global Action Plan and Partners - Clean Air Day

Hubbub: The Square Mile Challenge

Southern Water - The River Itchen Challenge

The Carbon Literacy Project

RE100 - led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP

UK Green Building Council - The State of Sustainability in the UK Built Environment

Vivergo Fuels - Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) Campaign


Circular Economy Project of the Year


Just Clear

LEAF Social

Van de Sant Innovations BV


Digital Project of the Year

Ambiental Risk Analytics and Landmark Information - FloodFutures

Axis Europe Waste Transfer Notes

Barclays - Greenstone collaboration

Cobham plc - Overcoming hard to reach data with Accuvio

Global Canopy - SCRIPT (Soft Commodity Risk Platform)

Greengame - making sustainable living, the norm.

Plan A


Green Infrastructure Project of the Year

Canary Wharf Group Biodiversity Action Plan

eight2o/Thames Water - Mains replacement

First Mile - 'The Sacktory'

Macquarie Capital - Markbygden Ett Wind Farm

Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd - White Collar Factory

Open Energi - South Mimms project: battery storage & EVs

ReFood London

Source London - London's largest Electric Vehicle Chargepoint Provider

UK Power Networks Services - Sustainable Construction Polyfibre


Energy Efficiency Project of the Year


Finn Geotherm

International Innovation Services


Tuffin Ferraby Taylor & British Property Federation

Whitefox Technologies


Transport Project of the Year

Arriva UK Bus

Celtic Renewables Ltd

SGN and JGR Transport Ltd


UK Power Networks - Black Cab Green


Supply Chain Project of the Year

BT sustainability contract requirement

TerraCycle / Suez / Head & Shoulders (P&G)


Renewable Energy Project of the Year

Covanta and GIG waste-to-energy partnership

Energy Performance Validation Scheme (EPVS)

Highview Power Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) at Pilsworth Landfill Facility

Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. - Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm

Kerry Menstrie Heat Recovery Project

Ørsted - Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm

Syzygy Renewables & Landsec - White Rose Shopping Centre solar PV system


Innovation of the Year

Bulldog Skincare For Men Sugarcane Packaging

Epson - PaperLab


Levity Crop Science - Lono fertilizer

Lloyds Banking Group, Commercial Banking, Green Loan Initiative

Senergy Innovations

UPS Smart Electric Urban Logistics

Verv (by Green Running)

Quantum Technology Supersensors


Sustainability Report of the Year

EQ Investors

REHAU Sustainability Report 2018


Young Sustainability Executive of the Year

Emily Moder, SteamaCo

Chloe McIvor, Ketchum

Dagoberto Cedillos, Open Energi

Ismini Dimitriadou, UK Power Networks

Josh Egan, Intertek plc

Kyle Macneill, Arriva Rail North

Dr Laura Daniels, UK Power Networks

Simon Messenger, Climate Disclosure Standards Board

Tanja Groth, The Carbon Trust


Sustainability Executive of the Year

Gillian Harrison, Whitefox Technologies

Henning Ohlsson, Epson Europe 

Julia Barrett, Willmott Dixon

Matthew Gorman, Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd


Sustainability Team of the Year

Arriva Rail North - Northern's Environment Team

BT - Purposeful Business Team

Heathrow - Sustainability, Risk and Reputation Team

Landsec's Sustainability Team



Politician of the Year

To be announced on the evening


Entrepreneur of the Year

Erik Nygard, CEO, Limejump

Etienne Cadestin, Longevity Partners

Joe Warren, Powervault

Laurence Kemball-Cook, Pavegen

Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO and Founder, OVO


Small Business of the Year

Habitat Aid Ltd

Kapdaa - The Offcut Company




Verto Homes



Leader of the Year

David Symons, WSP

Rob Clark, Epson UK

Simon Tranter, Willmott Dixon

Tanya Davies, Innogy


Lifetime Achievement Award

To be announced on the evening


Company of the Year

GFG Alliance



ReFood UK

Tetra Pak

Willmott Dixon

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