WLBA’s awarded – Heathrow wins Green Award

heathrowThe list of the West London Business Awards winners has been announced, with Westfield and Heathrow among those honoured, the latter winning the ‘Green Business of the Year’ Award.

The glittering gala dinner presentation happened on 27th November 2014 at the Radisson Blu Heathrow Hotel with nearly 300 attendees.

Winners included big employers like Heathrow Airport, Cargiant and Kolak Snacks, as well as smaller companies like Clearview Homes, The Polish Bakery and Telsar. With such a large entry, just getting on the shortlist was an achievement.

In giving Heathrow the Green Award, judges were recognising the work done under “Responsible Heathrow”, the airport’s sustainability strategy. This included promoting the introduction of next generation aircraft with lower emissions; adding new electric vehicles to those in use at the airport; hosting the UK’s first publicly accessible hydrogen fuelling station; and introducing hybrid buses around the airport.

Through these steps and other activities, Heathrow has reduced NOx emissions from every source since 2009, for example, from airside vehicles by 28%, and from heating plant by 70%.

Heathrow’s Director of Sustainability, Matt Gorman said: “Heathrow Airport has and continues to be a major economic driver in our region, and an indispensable part of London’s business community. We believe the benefits Heathrow brings need not come at the expense of local air quality, and we are committed to reducing our environmental impacts and acting a good neighbour to local residents. That is why this recognition is so important to us, and why we will continue to work to maintain our place as West London’s greenest business.”

West London Business Chief Executive Frank Wingate said: “Well done to Heathrow for winning the Green Award at the West London Business Awards. The airport has put in a lot of work in recent years to meet its environmental challenges and our judges were impressed by both the scale of the work and the measurable achievements, in what was a very competitive category. This is an aspect of Heathrow’s work that is not generally recognised.”

Wingate continued: “the quality on show was fantastic; we knew West London had amazing companies doing incredible business, and this just proves it!”

Winners list:
Innovation in Business
Telsar
Training and Development
Unitrust
Apprentice of the Year
Jonathan Hobbs, Mixed Freight Services
Best Business Meeting Venue
Novotel London West
Marketing
A2Dominion
Exporter/International Business of the Year
Durbin Plc
Best Advisor/Consultancy
Peter Brett Associates
Food & Drink Business of the Year
The Polish Bakery
Property & Construction Business of the Year
Clearview Homes
Creative Industries Business of the Year
Third Sector Potential
Hospitality Business of the Year
London Heathrow Marriott
Logistics Business of the Year
AirSea Packing
Retail Business of the Year
Cargiant
Technology Business of the Year
Locata Housing Services
Green Business of the Year
Heathrow Airport
Park Royal Business of the Year
Kolak Snack Foods
SME Business of the Year
Clearview Homes
West London Business of the Year
Kolak Snacks

Highly Commended:
Innovation in Business
Kolak Snacks
Training & Development
Kolak Snack Foods
Apprentice of the Year
Naffie Darboe – Action Acton
Lakjit Chand – Uxbridge College/Ultra Electronics
Best Advisor/Consultancy
IBB Solicitors
Creative Business of the Year
Ugli
Hospitality Business of the Year
Chiswick Moran Hotel
Logistics Business of the Year
Cadogan Tate
Property & Construction Business of the Year
Peter Brett Associates
Green Business of the Year
Westfield
Park Royal Business of the Year
The Polish Bakery
Telsar
SME Business of the Year
AirSea Packing

The judging panel included: Adrian Seal (Senior Editor, Trinity Mirror Southern), Michael Rooney ( London First), Colin Stanbridge (London Chamber of Commerce), Ash Verma (CE, Gateway Business Consultants), Lalji Vekaria (Director, Saloria Architects), Andrew Ward (Director, Corporate Relations – Brunel University), Andrew Fullerton (Head of design development, BBC), Chris Maw (Partner, PwC), Jane Milton (Director, Jane Milton Ltd), Joyce Macfarlane (Director, JCC Selfsense), Martun Evans (Creative Director, Cathedral Group), Maureen Penfold (Partner, Kingston Smith), Mike Langan (Chair, Hilingdon Chamber of Commerce), and Neil Impiazzi (Partnerships Development Manager, SEGRO).

The winners were announced at a Gala Dinner Presentation on November 27 at the Radisson Blu Heathrow Hotel.

Sponsors include Heathrow Airport, SEGRO, Brunel University London, Lloyds Bank, SEGRO, Westfield, University of West London, PwC, PPS Group, and Uxbridge College. Trinity Mirror Southern, publishers of the Uxbridge Gazette, Ealing Gazette, Hounslow Chronicle, and Hammersmith & Fulham Chronicle, are supporters of the event.

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