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Worcester Awards celebrate environmental excellence

The winners of Worcester's Environment 2020 Awards with Jeremy Hawksley, director general at OFTEC & Carl Arntzen, Worcester's managing director (centre)
The winners of Worcester’s Environment 2020 Awards with Jeremy Hawksley, director general at OFTEC & Carl Arntzen, Worcester’s managing director (centre)

Last week saw Worcester, Bosch Group host its annual Environment 2020 Awards.

Now in its 13th year, the company describes the awards as ‘highlighting installation best practice from those who actively make strides to tackle climate change.’

The winners of each renewable category, who received their awards from the event’s special guest, Jeremy Hawksley, director general at OFTEC, were as follows:

-Greenskies solar water heating installation: John Battams – Eco-Gas London, London
-Greenstore and Greensource heat pump installation: James Walker – First Call Heating Ltd, Eastleigh
-Total system solution installation: Rob Burton – Highsted Heating Ltd, Kent
-Housing Association specification: Knightstone Housing Association, Bristol
-Housebuilder specification: IE Developments Ltd, Herefordshire
-Local Authority Specification: Birmingham City Council

Worcester’s Environment 2020 Awards, which were first launched in 1999, also reward the artistic efforts of young people up to the age of 16, who have created outstanding artwork inspired by energy efficiency and climate change.

Six year old Freddie Blanch from Horsham, seven year old James Juggins from London, and sixteen year old Sylvia Hiam from Worcestershire, were each presented with £500 of shopping and leisure vouchers for their efforts.

Carl Arntzen, Worcester’s managing director, commented: “Each one of our ten winners are fully deserving of their awards following what was our toughest ever judging process. By hosting our Environment 2020 Awards annually we hope to demonstrate a shared passion for protecting our planet and show just how many of the industry’s professionals take an environmentally responsible approach to the provision of heating and hot water.

“Our Environment 2020 Awards have been a huge success since we introduced them back in 1999 and we are already looking forward to seeing more examples of excellent installation and specification work as we continue to judge entries next year and beyond.”