New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2014 unveils shortlist


The shortlist for the New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2014 has been announced, recognising some of the most influential and exciting players in the future of renewable energy and clean technology.

Renewable energy developers, investors, entrepreneurs, and financiers are all nominated for gongs, ahead of the award ceremony to be held at the Park Plaza Victoria hotel in London on April 30 as the competition enters its seventh year.

There are 10 categories, with university spin outs and retailers also recognised. One winner will also take home the prestigious company of the year award.

Last year, the Yorkshire-based financier Ecology Building Society won the title. Other winners included Abundance Generation and Oxford Capital Partners.

This year’s nominees include the ethical bank Triodos, consulting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and retailer Marks & Spencer.

For a full list of nominated companies, see below.

Developer of the year

BAM Nuttall
Berkeley Group
BNP Paribas Real Estate
Derwent London
Land Securities
Linden Homes

Entrepreneur of the year

Peter Darwell – Eco2
Edward Green – Green Biologics
Julia Groves – Trillion Fund
Andrew Jones – Alquist
Adam Kingston – i2O Water
Steve Milner – Earthmill
Mark Robinson – APC Technology Group/Minimise
Sandra Sassow – SEAB Energy

University spin-out of the year

Anvil Semiconductors
Celtic Renewables
Econic Technologies
Recycling Technologies

New energy champion

Commercial Group
Skanska UK
Wye Valley Brewery

Innovator of the year

Azuri Technologies
Buffalo Grid
Highview Power Storage
Surface Power HONE

Deal of the year

Evermore Renewable Energy – £20 million fundraising
Green Biologics – £15 million fundraising
Greencoat UK Wind – listing on AIM
Iceotope – £6 million fundraising
PVC Recycling – £500,000 fundraising
Solfex – sale to Travis Perkins

Investor of the year

Environmental Technologies Fund
Imperial Innovations
Low Carbon Innovation Fund
MTI Ventures
North West Fund for Energy & Environmental
Oxford Capital Partners

Retailer of the year

John Lewis
Marks & Spencer
The Co-Operative Group

Advisory firm of the year

Grant Thornton
N+1 Singer
Smith & Williamson
Taylor Wessing
WH Ireland

Financier of the year

Ecology Building Society
Foresight Group
Green Investment Bank
Pictet Asset Management

Further reading:

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