Celebrations in Peterborough as businesses are honoured for green achievements

Some of the winners of the iiE awards in Peterborough.
Some of the winners of the iiE awards in Peterborough.
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The eco achievments of businesses have been celebrated at the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE) awards held in Peterborough.

Guests at the ceremony, which was held at the Kingsgate Conference Centre, heard of the numerous successes of the businesses involved in the iiE awards.

This year, the region’s member businesses have together 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

Investors in the Environment is an environmental accreditation scheme designed to help the business sector save money and reduce their impact on the environment.

Guest speaker at the ceremony was Phil Williams, the founder and director of Plan-It Eco, which champions the environmental education of schools and businesses.

April Sotomayor, of iiE, said: “We’re thrilled to see so many businesses join in and share in celebrating one another’s accomplishments this year.

“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.”

The iiE Awards 2017 winners are:

Bronze

Mid-Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

KingsGate Community Church and Conference Centre

Silver

Pluswipes Limited

Danwood

Green

Brook & Mayo Limited

The University of Northampton

IPM Global Mobility Limited

Buckles Solicitors LLP

Walters

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Athene Communications

Peterborough Regional College

Pennine Pack

Lark Energy

PPS Print

Electric Corby

Bulley Davey

Longhurst Group

Vivacity Premier Fitness

Vivacity Jack Hunt Pool & Gym

Vivacity Regional Pool & Gym

Wellingborough Homes

Blue Sky Green Energy

Peterborough City Council

Prince Energy

The National Flooring Company

Leeton Building Services

Great Green Star - Large Business

IKEA

Queensgate

City College Peterborough

University of Lincoln

Great Green Star - Small Business

Daventry District Council

Skanska Peterborough Highways

Roythornes

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