Green Expo Awards 2023

Sponsored by EA Technology

Green Startup of the Year 2023

Entering the awards has been made as simple as possible.

  1. Entry is free and you are recommended to copy & paste all the text from this section into a document and save that on your drive before completing the five text response areas and your details below that. Complete your entry in that document.
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Announced 2nd week in April.
Absolute deadline for entries: Monday 30th October 9pm.
Notification for shortlist: Friday 3rd November
Pitches: Monday/Tuesday 6/7th November. (please add to your diary now if you enter.)
Format: 20 minute presentation, 10 minutes Q&A, On the hour from 9am to 4pm. in Chester, Cheshire or by Teams or Zoom call.
The winner will be announced and awarded at the Green Expo Welcome and Awards Dinner Thursday, June 15th. Tickets are £150 with tables of 10 at £1,200. A representative from the winning company must attend. More information at

Judging panel:

A panel of five judges including one from the award sponsors will be assessing entries in this category, drawn from relevant and experienced experts in commerce, innovation, finance and marketing.


Companies must have been incorporated in England and Wales after January 2022. They must not be a subsidiary of another organisation or be a quoted company.
Organisations will be operating in the ‘Green Space’ – helping to change and contribute to environmental protection and natural resource conservation, reduce waste, or make progress towards net zero or on decarbonisation.
Solutions or operations must be applicable for, applied from or available to the North West UK.
Above all we are looking for innovation; in technology, processes, products and services.

Entry Measurement Criteria

this has 4 distinct factors:


The concept in brief

35 words maximum:

Opportunity, Conception, Method, Development

Innovations that not only address a need and solve a problem but also may seize an opportunity and create a new market or industry. We are interested in the overall method and development of the concept and opportunity. We would like to understand how discovery, collaboration, iteration, prototyping, etc. contributed to the conception and development of the innovation as it progressed from genesis to design and implementation.

300 words maximum:


Need/desire, Differentiation, Cost, Advantage

We would like to understand how the innovation satisfies an existing need or desire or creates a new need that is not currently available in the market. We are seeking evidence for how the offering is different and whether it has distinct, game changing advantages over any alternatives. We also want to evaluate its unique value proposition, the relationship between its cost and benefits and its economic desirability.

300 words maximum:


Message, Engagement, Availability, Achievement

How is the message and broader story of the innovation communicated in clear and compelling ways? We are looking for interesting examples of how consumers or businesses have been engaged and how the offering has been delivered and made available to the marketplace. Finally, we are interested in how the value proposition of the offering is being achieved, fulfilled and validated in the marketplace.

300 words maximum:


Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Potential

We need to understand the immediate and longer term impact the innovation has on the environment and society as a whole. We are also interested in how the offering may establish a vision or be the basis of a larger system or platform of innovations and how it might be an inspiration to future innovation and innovators.

300 words maximum:

Supporting documents:

Business plan or investor pack or slide deck, press coverage, technical peer reviewed papers.

Submission organisation name:


Web site: _________________________________

Submission contact:
Name: _________________________________________
Role/title: ______________________________________
Email: _________________________________________
Mobile: ________________________________________


I hereby declare that the information submitted herein and as supporting documentation are to the best of my knowledge, true and verifiable. I understand and agree that should any of the information submitted herein and / or any supporting documentation appended herein found to be factually incorrect or are designed to mislead the judges, my nomination will be null and void, and if I’ve been declared a winner, my award will be rescinded. I declare that I am not related to any staff of the Organisers or to any judges appointed by the Organisers (except normal business relationship, if any). I further declare that I have not attempted and will not attempt in any manner, monetary or otherwise, to influence the decisions of the Organisers and/or the judges. I also declare that my business and I have never been investigated for criminal or civil offences at any time in the past or present. Feedback may be given. I accept that the judges’ decision is final.

Should we be shortlisted for pitching, I understand that this will take place on either of Monday 6th or Tuesday 7th November and that we need to select one hour-long slot on the hour from 9am to 4pm. during these two dates to give a 20 minute presentation, with 10 minutes Q&A.

The winner will be announced and awarded at the Green Expo Awards Dinner. Tickets are £150 with tables of 10 at £1,200. I agree that a representative from our organisation, should we win, will attend.

I agree to any publicity during the selection and awards process, and for our presentation to be filmed should we be shortlisted, for prior approval by our organisation before it is shown in public.

Signed: ____________________________________

Date: ____________

2023 Exposition Sponsors

2022 Awards Dinner Sponsors


The Green Revolution

“We have to work together collaboratively to achieve such a massive shift in our behaviour, on energy use, consumption and waste.”

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”


The Climate Change Revolution

“The Sun collaborates with the soil to bring plants and flowers to life. We should learn from nature and collaborate more. The North West has great initiatives like HyNet, one of UKGOV’s first two Hydrogen projects.”


The Net Zero Revolution

 “The North West region is a region driving and leading change towards Net Zero and carbon reduction. Its location is ‘investor ready’ for the key technologies needed and can deliver tangible growth, employment opportunities and economic regeneration.”