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Finalists unveiled for Greater Manchester Green Business AwardSubscribe to our news feed

Manufacturers, architects, a shopping centre, a hotel and a university are all amongst those in the running for the inaugural Greater Manchester Green Business Award.

A broad range of finalists has been unveiled by joint organisers, ENWORKS and the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, after what proved to be a competitive shortlisting process. The 2012 finalists are:

Small/Medium Business (fewer than 250 employees):
Baerlocher UK Ltd
Jury’s Inn Manchester
Kleen Strike
Melbourne Server Hosting
Pozzoni LLP

Large Business (250+ employees):

City Response Ltd
Great Places Housing Group
Sheppard Robson
Stagecoach Manchester
The Trafford Centre Ltd
The University of Manchester

Announcing the winners

The overall winners in the Large Business and Small/Medium Business categories will be announced at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner on Thursday 8 March, at Manchester Central Convention Complex.

This year’s trophies are sponsored by the North West Fund for Energy and Environmental, which provides equity finance from £50,000 to £2 million to SMEs based in, or relocating to the North West.

'Perfect platform'

Clive Memmott, chief executive of the Chamber commented: "We had a great response to our call for entries before Christmas and the task of narrowing down the shortlists to six in each category was not an easy one.

"It has been inspiring to see how many businesses and organisations in Greater Manchester are already taking significant steps to embed environmental sustainability throughout their operations.

"This new award gives us the perfect platform for celebrating forward-thinking organisations in Greater Manchester that really understand the business case for becoming more resource efficient."


The judging panel with the unenviable task of choosing a winner in each category will be:

  • Charlie Parker - Lead Officer, Greater Manchester Environment Commission, and Chief Executive, Oldham Council
  • Clive Memmott - Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Blackburn - Chair, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership
  • Samantha Nicholson - Programmes Director, ENWORKS
  • Todd Holden - Director of Low-Carbon Policy and Programmes, Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.


Posted 30 January 2012