VIBES Awards 2015 finalists announced

Twelve east coast-based businesses have been shortlisted for the 2015 VIBES (Vision in Business for the Environment of Scotland) Awards.
Edinburgh-based HAGGIS Adventures, Scotmid, Soilutions Ltd, City Car Club, Paterson Arran, Water Engine Technologies and The Assembly Rooms and Nextgenergy, Lobster Pod, C&D Associates, BetterWorld Books and Bridge Biotechnology from Fife are in the running for this year’s roll of honour.
They’re 12 of 27 Scottish companies to be announced as finalists in the 16th year of the awards following a record number of entries.
Gillian Bruce, chair of the VIBES Awards, said: “The VIBES Awards are dedicated to recognising companies which have taken significant steps to reduce their impact on the environment and we’re pleased to report that we have received a record number of entries this year. The quality and range of entries illustrates the diversity of Scottish businesses supporting the environment, and it is this work that we want to showcase and reward.
“Each of the shortlisted companies impressed the judges with their sustainable practices and commitment to the environment and we look forward to celebrating with each of them at the 16th VIBES Awards ceremony later this year.”
Award categories include will be presented for Management (SME and Large), Environmental Product or Service, Transport, Co-operation, Hydro-Nation, and Circular Economy, as well as the Micro Business Award.
This year’s sponsors are the Scottish Government, ScottishPower, Zero Waste Scotland, Brand-Rex, EMEC, Pernod Ricard Chivas Regal, Lothian Buses, Centre for Sustainable Practice & Living and The University of Stirling Management School.
VIBES is a strategic partnership between Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Scottish Government, Scottish Water, Scottish Enterprise, Highland and Islands Enterprise, Zero Waste Scotland, Energy Saving Trust and Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.  The Awards are further supported by CBI Scotland, the Institute of Directors, the Federation of Small Businesses and Bright Green Business.
The winners will be announced at a special ceremony on the  November 26 at the Sheraton Edinburgh Hotel.
Last year’s winners included Fife HARCA and Ballingry-based Peel Tech, and Edinburgh-based Soilutions and Wind & Cloud Travel.
For a full list of finalists, see below.
Management Large
  • Emtelle
  • Honeywell
  • Farne Salmon
  • Syngenta
  • Assembly Rooms
Management SME
  • CMS Enviro Systems
  • Paterson Arran
  • Clyde Shopping Centre
  • Sureclean
Product or Service
  • Lobster Pod
  • Star Renewable Energy (SRE)
  • Heliex Power
  • Aberdeen Heat & Power
  • C&D Associates
 Transport
  • City Car Club
  • HAGGiS Adventures
  • nextGenergy
  • Jacobs
 Hydronation
  • Lobster Pod
  • C&D Associates
  • Bridge Biotechnologies
  • Water Engine Technologies
Cooperation
  • Diageo
  • Taylor Wimpey
  • Scotmid
  • Soilutions
 Circular Economy
  • Emtelle
  • Diageo
  • Better Worlds Books
  • Tinto Toners
  • Viridor
Micro Business
  • Lobster Pod
  • Soilutions
  • Bridge Biotechnologies
  • nextGenergy
  • Aberdeen Heat & Power
  • Water Engine Technologies

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