Sustainability Awards Sheffield: Finalists announced – time to prepare for the ceremony!

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Comprising 12 categories, our new competition captures the breadth of activity in business and society and aims to recognize and celebrate the people who are leading the green transition.

Three expert judges had the unenviable task of choosing the winners and we thank them for their time and commitment.

The South Yorkshire Sustainability Awards have attracted dozens of stunning entries from a wide variety of organisations.

Hellen Stirling-Baker, founder of sustainable children’s clothing store Small Stuff UK and sustainability manager on the board of the British Independent Retail Association, which has nearly 4,000 members.

Kate Martin, Executive Director, City Futures, Sheffield City Council. She has managed important capital and strategic, economic and associative partnerships at the level of director of local authorities for more than 20 years.

Curtis Yip is a member of the Regional Youth Climate Assembly, Deputy Member of Rotherham and South Yorkshire Youth Parliament, and National, Mayoral Combined Youth Authority and Public Transport Youth Group.

South Yorkshire Sustainability Award

After much angst, the judges produced this list of finalists.

Don’t miss the awards ceremony at Magna on Thursday, September 22 when the winners will be revealed, including the coveted Life Achievement Award.

Best Sustainability Initiative in the Hospitality or Retail Sector

Don’t miss the awards ceremony at Magna on Thursday, September 22 when the winners will be announced, including the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lavang/The Private Diners Club

Comprising 12 categories, our new competition captures the breadth of activity in business and society and aims to recognize and celebrate the people who are leading the green transition.

Lavang is a forward-looking company with an active social value agenda at the forefront of its operations. Food waste is recycled and transformed into green energy in a recycling plant by anaerobic digestion.

Marmadukes philosophy is encapsulated in its mission statement “Best Made, By And For People Who Care”. Every decision is made with a view to empowering people and helping the planet.

Mattress Online launched a collection and recycling service in 2015 that a third of customers now use. The company has pledged to recycle 40% of all mattresses – which would otherwise go to landfill – by 2025.

Preloved Kilo is the UK’s largest independent sustainable fashion retailer, aiming to bring sustainable fashion to the mainstream and help educate the masses. It processes thousands of tons of clothing and sells it in stores, online and to George in 50 Asda stores.

Business Leader of the Year, sponsored by Barnsley College

Chris Rea, AES Engineering Ltd

Tom Rumboll, SYNETIQ Ltd.

Chris Rea, Founder and Managing Director of AES Engineering Ltd, was nominated for this award due to his incredible efforts within the community and within the AES organization. He has pledged to “go beyond net zero” with £29m of planet-friendly investments by 2029.

Tom Rumboll, Managing Director of SYNETIQ and Managing Director of IAA UK, was nominated for this award as a leader of a company that has set the standard for the vehicle recycling industry through the supply of green parts.

Community Initiative of the Year, sponsored by The River Stewardship Company

Betterworld.Solutions encourages companies to adopt, publish and implement an investment policy to prevent global warming. Members include Gripple, WanDisco, OSL Group and Vulcan Seals.

Baby Basics UK serves 10,000 children and their families in Sheffield (39,000 across the UK) with basic necessities, 80% of which are second hand, enabling us to help our communities recycle/reuse .

Labre’s Hope is an inspirational social enterprise that helps break the cycle of homelessness and put hope into eco-friendly soap. The venture is backed by Amazon and £500,000 from the government.

Educational Initiative of the Year, sponsored by Hallam FM

Schools Climate Education South Yorkshire

AESSEAL plc is the UK’s No. 1 employer of apprentices in the manufacturing sector in 2022, according to the Department for Education’s annual rankings. It is the highest ranked manufacturing employer and 32nd overall in the Top 100, chosen from over 500 employers of UK apprentices in sectors including healthcare, banking, media and automotive .

Schools Climate Education South Yorkshire has registered over 60 schools in the region. However, its impact is much wider, having caught the attention of the Ministry of Education, which contacted SCESY with a tentative plan to launch its sustainability and climate change strategy for schools.

Large Company of the Year, sponsored by the National Center of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE)

AES Engineering Ltd designs, manufactures, supplies and refurbishes mechanical seals, as well as supplying engineered sealing systems and other products focusing on the environment and reliability.

Far from the perceptions of a demolition site, SYNETIQ focuses on more sustainable driving, using the hierarchy of waste to reduce, reuse and recycle through our circular model.

SME of the Year, sponsored by Business Sheffield

AAD Architects wants to play a role in driving the green economy and has implemented a sustainability strategy that reduces carbon emissions without impacting financial performance.

All Seasons Group is a leading supplier and installer of solar panels, heat pumps and energy saving measures for UK home and business owners.

Founded in 2003, Cafeology is an independent UK company based in Sheffield that ethically sources coffee through long-term sustainable partnerships and primarily supplies the out-of-home market.

Why add to the 300 million pairs of shoes sent to landfill every year? Let Glistening Kicks bring them back to life!

Iceotope’s chassis-level precision immersion cooling technology is used and trusted by some of the world’s largest companies, from Hyperscale to Extreme Edge.

Moore Insight recently committed to net zero Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions by 2025 by promoting greener lifestyles to stakeholders and using sustainable materials.

Manufacturing Award, sponsored by the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC)

BIDBI – Bag It Don’t Bin It Ltd

BIDBI is a textile printer specializing in the printing of sustainably sourced bags, accessories and homewares using environmentally friendly printing methods.

Iceotope’s chassis-level precision immersion cooling technology is used and trusted by some of the world’s largest companies, from Hyperscale to Extreme Edge.

As an industry leader in sustainable print manufacturing, Instantprint has set out its net zero strategy to accelerate its commitment to providing benchmark printed materials with no negative impact on the environment.

ITM Power designs and manufactures PEM electrolyzers to produce green hydrogen from water and renewable electricity to decarbonize transport and industry.

Net Zero Business of the Year, sponsored by TERC – Translational Energy Research Center

Wayv. Calls and Broadband for Business

AES Engineering Ltd achieved global net zero across its 230 sites, covering all Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions in 2021

Airlander, an ultra-low-emissions hybrid aircraft, will be manufactured in South Yorkshire and in service from 2026, with zero-emissions flying available by 2030.

ITM Power manufactures hydrogen-producing electrolyzers that provide grid balancing through energy storage.

Magtec is the UK’s leading designer, manufacturer and integrator of electric and hybrid vehicle drive systems and is at the forefront of net zero technology for the transport industry.

Wayv. Talk and Broadband for Business recently became the first professional broadband and telecommunications company to be certified as carbon neutral in the UK.

Young Green Champion of the Year, sponsored by ITM-Power

Curtis Yip, is a Member of the Regional Youth Climate Assembly, Deputy Member of Rotherham Youth Parliament and Member of South Yorkshire, and National, Mayoral Combined Youth Authority and Public Transport Youth Group.

Safaa Shreef, Barnsley Youth Council and the British Youth Council Steering Group

Curtis has used his position in the Rotherham Youth Cabinet to campaign vigorously against the climate emergency and volunteer tirelessly for environmental sustainability.

Safaa has spent years being part of the voice of young people and leading climate action in Barnley and South Yorkshire.

Public Sector Organization of the Year – Be announced

Green Ambassador of the Year – Be announced

Don’t miss the awards ceremony at Magna on Thursday, September 22 when the winners will be revealed, including the coveted Life Achievement Award.

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