Celebrating Sustainability in Business at Bristol Awards

Some of the Almeda team at 2016's Go Green Awards
Following on from our recent blog, ‘Almeda Sponsors Go Green Awards’, the awards have come and gone! Almeda is proud to have been a sponsor of one of the awards, and to have attended the inspirational evening.

For those of you who didn’t get a chance to read the previous blog, the Go Green awards celebrate businesses that are doing their bit for the environment and aims to maintain the legacy of sustainability that helped Bristol become European Green Capital in 2015.

As sustainability is something at the heart of everything we do here at Almeda, we were keen to get involved and support local businesses committed to sustainable operations and shaping the future of Bristol.

Go Green – recognising sustainable business in Bristol

The Almeda team attended the Go Green Awards ceremony, which was held at the Bristol hotel and featured 13 awards across the five themes of Go Green: Energy & Efficiency, Travel & Transport, Planning & Resilience, Sustainable Sourcing and Happy & Healthy.

There were also two awards for ‘Bristol’s Best Green Small Business’.

Almeda sponsored the Driving Force Award. This recognised a green champion, wellbeing champion, team or individual who has been a driving force for making the biggest green changes in the organisation during 2015.

And the winner is…

The winner of the Driving Force Award was Laura Miller from IT strategy and support company Stripe OLT. Highly commended in this category were Jade Carter from Ashfords LLP and the UWE Green Capital Team.

The winners and highly commended for the rest of the categories are as follows:

Best Newcomer Sustainable Sourcing, sponsored by Natracare
Highly Commended: Destination Bristol
Winner: Sift Ltd

Most Improved Sustainable Sourcing
Winner: Computershare

Best Newcomer Travel & Transport, sponsored by Ashfords LLP
Winner: Arkbound

Most Improved Travel & Transport, sponsored by Nissan GB and Wessex Garages
Highly Commended: Knowle West Media Centre
Winner: Alder King

Best Newcomer Energy & Efficiency, sponsored by Energy & Technical Services
Highly Commended: The Bristol
Winner: Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology

Most Improved Energy & Efficiency, sponsored by Global Design Solutions
Highly Commended: Royal Bank of Scotland
Winner: University of the West of England

Best Newcomer Happy & Healthy, sponsored by Fresh-range
Highly Commended: United Communities
Winner: The Bristol

Most Improved Happy & Healthy
Highly Commended: Sift Ltd
Winner: Stride Treglown

Best Newcomer Planning & Resilience, sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland
Winner: Harmsen Tilney Shane

Most Improved Planning & Resilience, sponsored by University of the West of England
Winner: Royal Bank of Scotland

Bristol’s Best Green Small Business
Winner: Alec French Architects

Bristol’s Best Green Small Business FSB Member
Winner: Roll for the Soul

Proud to be helping the environment

Louise Coles, Executive Assistant here at Almeda, commented how: “We’d like to take the opportunity to congratulate Laura and all of the winners and runners up at the awards.

A great time was had by all the Almeda team and we’re glad to support something we feel is truly important to the future of business in Bristol.

As well as sponsoring one of this year’s Go Green Awards, Almeda offer effective sustainable facilities management. Save money and reduce your impact at the same time by implementing successful waste management, energy efficiency and carbon reduction schemes.