Green Expo Awards 2022

Inward Investment to the Region

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Timeline

Announced 2nd week in May.
Absolute deadline for entries: Friday 10th June 5pm.
Notification for shortlist: Monday 13th June.
The winner will be announced and awarded at the Green Expo Welcome and Awards Dinner Wednesday, June 15th. Tickets are £150 with tables of 10 at £1,200. A representative from the winning company must attend. More information at https://greenexpo.uk/awards

Judging panel:

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

Rules:

The award is aimed at both inward investment companies and businesses already situated in Cheshire and Warriington.

The judges are looking for a company or organisation that has made a significant financial investment to grow their business in Cheshire and Warrington over the last 5 years and;

  1. Applied a policy of investing in green solutions for decarbonisation or positive climate change towards net zero.
  2. Employed and invested in local people, contractors and suppliers and can
  3. demonstrate positive sustainability and growth for the future.

Companies can be a subsidiary of another organisation or be a quoted company or but should be incorporated in England and Wales. Turnover needs to be over £1 million in the current financial year with over 30 employees. Significant, mentioned above, is measured by the proportion of the investment to the size of the organisation.

Entry Measurement Criteria, this has 4 distinct factors:

CONCEPT

The investment in brief
How much has been invested? What proportion of turnover was that at the time? What was the investment for?
35 words maximum
Opportunity, Conception, Method, Development
How did the investment plan evolve? How did it gain momentum? How did you overcome barriers and make decisions? What did you expect from this investment?

300 words maximum

VALUE

Need/desire, Differentiation, Cost, Advantage
Were your expectations in making the investment met? What is the relationship between its cost and benefits now? Does the investment give you any distinct, game changing advantages over any competitors?

300 words maximum

DELIVERY

Engagement, Achievement
How has turnover increased? How has the number employed increased? What has been your investment in training and recruitment? In new equipment and facilities? What has been your investment in community engagement?

300 words maximum

IMPACT

Sustainability, Social Responsibility, Potential
How has the investment benefited the community, other and your organisation? Has your investment increased the sustainability of your organisation? Why should you win this award?

300 words maximum

Supporting documents:

Investment plan or slide deck, press coverage, technical peer reviewed papers.

Submission organisation name:
_________________________________________
Web site: _________________________________
Submission contact:
Name: _________________________________________
Role/title: ______________________________________
Email: _________________________________________
Mobile: ________________________________________

Declaration:

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, I understand that the winner will be announced and awarded at the Green Expo Welcome and Awards Dinner Wednesday, June 15th. Tickets are £150 with tables of 10 at £1,200. I agree that a representative from our organisation, should we be shortlisted, will attend.

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

Signed: ____________________________________

Date: ____________

Main Sponsors

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Green Shoot Sponsors

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Category Sponsors

Across two or more events, see below.

Awards Dinner Sponsors

GreenExpo

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.”

GreenExpo

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.”

GreenExpo

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.”