Business Sheffield believes bosses are seeing the value of a ‘circular business model’ as the world races avert climate breakdown.
Yvonne Asquith, growth manager at Business Sheffield, said they were ‘delighted’ to be involved at such an important time.
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She added: “We’re already offering support such as free energy audits and grants to small and medium-sized businesses through the Low Carbon Business Support Project.
“We know this agenda is important to businesses and we want to build on this - they are seeing the value of a circular business model; they’re reducing waste, in turn reducing CO2e, and therefore cutting costs. There’s a real momentum here.
“Everyone knows that Sheffield City Council has declared a climate emergency and is working towards Sheffield becoming a zero-carbon city by the start of the next decade.
“We want to support all initiatives that help the city achieve this goal and the awards are a great way of celebrating the city’s efforts. We’re looking forward to hearing about the achievements of the award winners and hope their stories will inspire others.”
Business Leader of the Year - Sponsored by Barnsley College
SME of the Year - Sponsored by Business Sheffield
Large Business of the Year - Sponsored by The National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering
Net Zero Business of the Year - Sponsored by TERC - Translational Energy Research Centre
Manufacturing Award - Sponsored by University of Sheffield AMRC
Best Hospitality or Retail Sustainability Initiative
Public Sector Organisation of the Year
Education Initiative of the Year - Sponsored by Bauer Media, Hallam FM
Community Initiative of the Year - Sponsored by River Stewardship Company
Young Green Champion of the Year - Sponsored by ITM Power
Green Ambassador of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Entries have been extended for a week to 6pm on Thursday August 4. The awards ceremony is on Thursday, September 22 at Magna.