ECCI celebrates with the winners at the VIBES awards ceremony

03 December 2012

After 12 months of campaigning, writing and rewriting applications, a series of nerve-wracking judging visits and the final nail-biting weeks as a short listed finalist, the VIBES awards winners were finally announced in front of a enraptured audience in Glasgow on Friday.

Peter Lederer, chairman of The Gleneagles Hotel, was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and nine companies beat off stiff competition from some of Scotland’s leading ‘green’ businesses to take home titles.

The winners were:

• Management Award: large company category (more than 250 employees): Mainetti UK Limited • Management Award: SME (up to 250 employees): Castle Group Scotland Ltd • Energy: Branston Ltd • Waste and Resources: Bpi.Recycled products • Transport: Lothian Buses plc • Environmental and Clean Technology: Enviroco Limited • Changing Behaviour: Ewgeco • Best Micro Business: Winton House • Collaboration Award: Kingdom Housing Association Ltd

ECCI Director Andy Kerr made the presentation to Castle Group Scotland, winners of the ECCI sponsored SME Management Award. On presenting the award Andy spoke of the key role SMEs play in stimulating economic growth and promoting innovative and sustainable ways of working and doing business.

Thanks to the VIBES organisers for a fantastic day and a warm congratulations to Castle Group Scotland an all the winners of VIBES 2012 from everyone at ECCI.

Sponsors of this year’s VIBES Awards include: Management Award (SME) sponsor Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), Environmental & Clean Technology Award sponsor Scottish Power, Changing Behaviour Award sponsor Chivas Brothers, Transport Award sponsor Energy Saving Trust Scotland and Energy Award sponsor the Scottish Government.

Links

ECCI and VIBES: http://edinburghcentre.org/VIBES-Awards.html

ECCI and Behaviour Change winners Ewgeco: http://www.edinburghcentre.org/Ewgeco-case-study.html