Vickers Energy Group has scooped an Environmental Innovation Award (Service) at the North West Green Hero awards ceremony in Lancashire.
The awards, hosted by Newground, a member of the Together Housing Group, celebrate companies from across the North West who have made a significant contribution to making their businesses and environments greener.
The Environmental Innovation (Service) Award was a keenly fought category and saw Vickers triumph for its Energy Management System which has saved its customers 10.5 billion kWh of energy and reduced CO2 emissions by two million tonnes, equating to savings of £200m.
Commenting on the win, David Hilton from Vickers, said: “The North Green Hero Award win is testament to the fact that companies are starting to address their energy consumption and looking at reducing it on an on-going basis. It’s imperative that reducing energy output is high on the agenda for all companies across the UK as they have an obligation to bring down their carbon emissions. We work with our clients to assess their needs and install our system so that we save them money and help reduce their carbon footprint.”
Mick Smith, Newground’s Managing Director, said: “As a social enterprise, we have a core social and environmental purpose and it’s great to celebrate the successes of local companies who share our philosophy.
“As usual, the nominations were full of exciting and innovative new ways of reducing environmental impact and improving communities. I’d like to congratulate the winners for their achievements and also say well done to all those who were shortlisted.”
Vickers design, manufacture, install and maintains advanced energy management systems that are tailored to each customer and their clients include Stagecoach, National Express, RAF Museum Cosford, Caterpillar and Rolls Royce. The systems revolutionise energy consumption, save money and improve the company’s environmental rankings.
The North West Green Hero Awards is the UK’s most prestigious regional celebration of environmental business excellence that highlights the North West’s most environmentally conscious and commercially astute companies.