Greenhouse wins Green PR Company of the Year 2015

Greenhouse PR has been recognised as the Green PR Company of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders Award 2015.

The Awards celebrate leading businesses and NGOs that are taking action here and now to tackle environmental risks and seize the opportunities presented by cleaner technologies and new business models.

We collected the Award from Greg Barker in front of 500 executives, entrepreneurs, campaigners, and politicians from across the green economy who had gathered in London for the Award ceremony.

As Anna said, ‘We love the work we do and put everything into it, so it’s fantastic to be recognised for the results we achieve. We have a focus and mission to work with businesses, entrepreneurs and NGO’s to create change and build a more sustainable future. What was so inspiring about the Awards was seeing not only green innovators and pioneering entrepreneurs, but also major businesses like IKEA making tangible commitments to taking action on sustainability.’

James Murray, editor of businessGreen and judging panellist said, ‘The judges were unanimous in choosing Greenhouse as the Green PR Company of the Year. Having been highly commended in previous years, this year Greenhouse PR takes home the prize. This specialist agency punches well above its weight, delivering global multi-platform campaigns on hot topic issues such as the New York Climate Summit and fossil fuel divestment. With their knowledge and networks across the sustainability sector, they showed how communications can deliver real change.’

With so many committed organisations striving to create a sustainable future, it was an inspirational evening. We’ve highlighted just a few below and will be covering more in the coming weeks.

Entrepreneur of the Year – Andrew Wordsworth of Sustainable Venture Development Partners

Sustainable Venture Development Partners work with investors, entrepreneurs and partners to create and develop sustainable companies. It’s operates between incubation and venture capital, developing business concepts from idea through to exit.

Greenhouse is currently working alongside Andrew with the electricity storage company Powervault, which has designed a device to capture solar power during the day for use when the homeowner returns in the evening.

Company of the Year – Good Energy

Good Energy supply 100% renewable energy all created in Britain. It won the award because of its commitment to promote a low carbon economy and develop new and sustainable ways of doing business within its work. Juliet Davenport OBE, CEO and founder of Good Energy, said: ‘Our mission to tackle climate change remains hugely important to us and despite 2014 being a tough year; we’ve continued to grow as a business, seeing even more consumers opt for 100% renewable electricity.

Renewable Energy Project of the Year – National Trust, Plas Newydd Marine Source Heat Pump

The marine source heat pump will provide 100 per cent of the heating needed byPlas Newydd Country House and Gardensin Anglesey. The 18th-century mansion used to consume up to 1,500 litres of oil on a cold day – the same as a typical house would use in ten months.

This project at Plas Newydd is the first of five schemes to be completed in a £3.5 million pilot phase of the National Trust’sRenewable Energy Investment Programme, which was launched last year in partnership withGood Energy (we helped with this launch the programme two years ago).

Thank you to all our inspiring clients whose ambition and progress has given us the brilliant content to build compelling campaigns, and the real kudos goes to the wonderful team at Greenhouse who have made this all happen.

Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to businessGreen for a fantastic evening.