iiE Awards 2023

This year’s awards

On Thursday 23rd November we gathered to recognise and celebrate our member’s outstanding sustainable achievements over the last year.

We were delighted to celebrate and share the success of the iiE membership, learn best practice and hear from inspirational speakers.

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2023 Sponsors & Supporters

Roythornes Solicitors

Green Energy Switch

Ecotricity logo


Cambridge & Counties Bank

Hunt & Coombs Solicitors

MWI Animal Health


Compare The Market

Redwood Bank




2023 Award Categories

Best Carbon Reduction 2023 - Image

Best Carbon Reduction 2023

Winner: Garston Veterinary Group 

Runners up: Andy Thornton & West Northamptonshire Council

This award recognises businesses that have gone above and beyond to reduce their carbon emissions.

Sponsored by Green Energy Switch

Best Waste Reduction 2023 - Image

Best Waste Reduction 2023

Winner: North West Veterinary Specialists

Runner up: RCPCH

This award recognises businesses that have gone above and beyond to reduce waste.

Sponsored by Elanco

Sustainable Transport Champion 2023 - Image

Sustainable Transport Champion 2023


Winner: Elanco

Runners up: BVNA & Mayne Veterinary Clinic

This award recognises organisations making excellent progress to increase sustainable transport in their organisation.

Sponsored by MWI Animal Health

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Sustainability Influencer 2023

Winner: Roythornes Solicitors

Runners up: BVA & Garston Veterinary Group

Sustainability Influencer 2023 is awarded to businesses that have changed behaviours to inspire change beyond their direct business activities.

Sponsored by Ecotricity

Natural Environment Champion 2023 - Image

Natural Environment Champion 2023

Winner: Paragon Veterinary Group

Runner up: West Midlands Referrals

This award recognises businesses for how they have contributed to enhancing or protecting the natural environment, including support for biodiversity and conservation.

Sponsored by Cambridge & Counties Bank

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Overall Outstanding Achiever 2023 (SMEs)

Winner: Willows Veterinary Centre & Referrals

Runner up: Cross Keys Homes

This award recognises our highest achieving SME Green-Accredited members that can demonstrate incredible resource efficiency and staff engagement with environmental or social impact projects.

Sponsored by Roythornes Solicitors

Overall Outstanding Achiever 2023 (Large Businesses) - Image

Overall Outstanding Achiever 2023 (Large Businesses)

Winner: Institution of Engineering & Technology

Runners up: Davies Veterinary Specialists

This award recognises our highest achieving Large Business Green-Accredited members that can demonstrate incredible resource efficiency and staff engagement with environmental or social impact projects.

Sponsored by Compare The Market

Best Newcomer 2023 - Image

Best Newcomer 2023

Winners: balletLORENT, Swiftool Precision Engineering & CIPD

This award recognises our newer members that have gone above and beyond at the start of their sustainability journey.

Sponsored by Hunt & Coombs Solicitors 

NEW: Best Social Impact 2023 - Image

NEW: Best Social Impact 2023

Winner: Charity Bank

Runner up: Change Agents UK

This new award for 2023 recognises our members that have gone above and beyond with a social or CSR-focused project.

Sponsored by Redwood Bank

Best Water Reduction 2023 - Image

Best Water Reduction 2023

Winner: Perkins Engines

Runners up: Treak Cliff Cavern & Swiftool Precision Engineering

This award recognises businesses that have significantly reduced their water usage and/or improved water quality.

Supported by Waterwise



The Headline Speakers


Beyond the SDGs: The Awesome Anthropocene Goals

‘The Awesome Anthropocene Goals.’ These goals, published in March 2022, represent a visionary framework that goes beyond the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, capturing the essence of a beautiful, rousing, and hopeful future. In the session Lucy will be talking through key points/themes within the SDGs as it relates to the corporations and sharing the best ways organisations can make an impact within their sector.

Lucy Shea - CEO at Futerra

Lucy Shea is the CEO of Futerra, the change agency. A firm believer in the power of business to create change, she advises Fortune 500 companies on how to unlock the value of sustainability for their business and brand. Lucy has long experience in developing bold goals and sustainability strategies plus powerful communications to drive social and environmental change. Her interests are in operationalising sustainability and developing initiatives to make sustainable lifestyles choices more accessible. She radically reimagined garment recycling with the creation of our Swishing campaign and was a founder member of the UN’s Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce, when she authored Communicating Sustainability, today one of the UN’s most read reports. In 2014, she joined the Global Organising Committee of Fashion Revolution and is now a Trustee. She serves on the Steering Committee of the UNFCCC’s Fashion Charter.

Going local to global – connecting communities to share surplus food

Saasha will be speaking about growing OLIO from a local initiative in North London to a global movement of over 7 million people. It will include the successes and challenges she has experienced during the course of taking the spark of an idea and turning it into a highly successful business.

Saasha Celestial-One - Co Founder & COO at OLIO

Saasha Celestial-One is Co-Founder & COO of OLIO, a free app harnessing the power of mobile technology and the sharing economy to provide a revolutionary solution to the problem of food waste. OLIO is growing quickly, empowered by 100k+ volunteers. Since 2016, 7 million OLIOers have shared over 110 million portions of food in 62 countries. Before OLIO, Saasha founded London’s first pay-as-you-go high street childcare provider, and prior to that she spent 13yrs at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey & American Express. Saasha was named one of the UK’s “Coolest Female Founders” by Business Insider, has an MBA from Stanford, is mum to 10-year-old Nolan, and is the proud daughter of hippy entrepreneurs.