Eco2Solar managing director Paul Hutchens has been awarded the Environmental Award at the ninth annual Institute of Directors (IoD) West Midlands Director of the Year Awards.
Paul accepted his accolade from John Phillips, IoD regional director at the awards ceremony on Tuesday (14 May) at Warwickshire Cricket Club.
The award recognises Paul’s strong leadership and achievements to date since setting up his Eco2Solar in 2007.
He will now go forward to represent the West Midlands region at the IoD’s national competition in London on October 11 2013.
IoD regional director John Phillips, said: “Paul impressed us with his ability to create a successful business with healthy profits, zero borrowings and no external investors. He is a highly deserving winner.”
Paul Hutchens added: “I am delighted to have been recognised in this way. The award is not only a fantastic testament and acknowledgement of my hard work as a director but also the entire team. Despite the challenging climate, we have remained at the forefront of the renewable energy industry in the West Midlands and UK wide.”
Paul’s latest venture has seen him move into energy efficiency technologies for the non-domestic market with the launch of Eco2Energy which aims to help businesses make significant savings on their energy bills.