Last night marked the ninth annual New Energy and Cleantech Awards, held at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London, and recognised those who play a pivotal role in the process and shaping of the future renewable energy, energy storage and cleantech industries.
The event was attended by some 200 leaders in the sector, and rewarded organisations across the spectrum of the industry, from retailers to developers to the innovators; all showing a noteworthy commitment to furthering the cause of saving our planet.
“2015 was a game-changer for climate change, starting with the negotiations in Paris. But 2016 is less about what should be done, and more about action,”Andrew Lever, Director of Innovation, The Carbon Trust said, addressing the room full of members of the climate change and renewable energy sector. “I hope that (the winners of the New Energy & Cleantech Awards) will be able to make a positive contribution to achieving these goals moving forward.”
Speaking at the event, Dr Shahrar Ali, deputy leader of the Green Party, expressed “solidarity and kinship for all the good work” being done in the sector. “We don’t go into green politics to get elected quickly, or to even get elected at all,” he quipped. “We often say that leadership comes from the grassroots up, and I think that is what is being demonstrated amongst (the leaders of this sector).
The complete list of winners is as follows:
Innovator of the Year: Cambond
New Energy Champion of the Year: Good Energy
Entrepreneur of the Year: Erik Fairbairn, POD Point
Deal of the Year: Dearman raises £19.5 million from Park Vale Capital
University Spin-out of the Year: Reduse
Investor of the year: 350 Investment Partners
Advisory Firm of the Year: Burges Salmon
Financier of the Year: Salix Finance
Developer of the Year: Linden Homes
Retailer of the Year: Aldi
Company of the Year: Salix Finance