On Thursday 22nd November 2012 this year’s DEBI Awards ceremony took place at the Met Office. The awards were presented by Viv Hignell of Lloyds TSB Commercial in the absence of Paul Turner, Director of Community and Sustainable Business at Lloyds Banking Group, due to the extremely difficult weather conditions. Despite ongoing turbulent times, Devon businesses continue to demonstrate innovative and pioneering environmental best practice reflected in this year’s winners and finalists.
Andy Vickery, Chairman of DEBI said
“This year’s awards clearly demonstrate that in tough economic conditions focus on environmental best practice can lead to cost effectiveness. The judging panel for the DEBI awards this year was particularly impressed by the level of innovation demonstrated. This year’s winners are investing and reaping the benefits of environmentally friendly energy as well as creating pioneering technology to respond to a market requirement to reduce costs. We are delighted that DEBI can recognise these efforts at our annual awards event.”
Finalists: Environmental Goods & Services, Large Business: Alpha Logic, Plastic Surgeon, Sungift Solar
Finalists: Environmental Good & Services, Small Business: Chunky Monkey, Devon Retreat, Inspirations Advertising & Design
Finalists: Low Carbon Innovative Business: ATASS Group, Bicton EaRTH, Philip Dennis Foodservice
Finalists: Food, Farming, Community & Leisure: Cafe Ode, Highfield Farm, Okehampton Primary School
Congratulations to all those who entered, those who were shortlisted and of course the winners.
DEBI wishes to thank the following organisations for sponsoring this year’s DEBI awards: BCR Associates Ltd, Brightsea Print Group, Devon County Council, Environment Agency, Lloyds TSB Commercial, Met Office, South West Water, Zero 2050
DEBI also wishes to thank Daneswood, Haines Watts Accountants, Heathcoats Fabric UK, Inspirations Advertising & Design www.inspirwood.co.uk for their invaluable support