Beat the CREST21 Business Awards entry deadline

  • There’s still time to beat the CREST21 Business Awards entry deadline on 20 March
  • Surrey MP, Jonathan Lord, is urging businesses to enter, saying the awards have an important role to play in helping to consolidate or underline efforts to protect the environment

Businesses have been rushing to meet the entries deadline for CREST21 Business Awards, the first Sustainable Business Awards in Surrey.

In advance of the closing date on Friday 20 March, Jonathan Lord, MP for Woking, urged local enterprises that are helping to protect the environment in their different ways to submit their entries and gain “the recognition that they deserve”.

The inaugural CREST21 Sustainable Business Awards are FREE to enter and open to all businesses and organisations operating in Surrey. Due to take place as a live steamed online event, they were founded by the Woking News & Mail, in association with the University of Surrey’s Centre for Environment and Sustainability and are supported by headline sponsor Surrey County Council.

Mr Lord said: “I urge local businesses to submit an entry to the CREST21 Awards by 20 March.  Many Woking businesses take the environment and sustainability very seriously indeed and it would be great for them to get the recognition that they deserve.

“I particularly welcome the addition of the Resilience in Crisis Award as the events of the past year, have highlighted for us all the importance and benefits of protecting the environment and promoting more sustainable working and lifestyle habits.”

The awards offer five categories:

  • Transforming Food Award,
  • Going Circular Award,
  • Efficiency Champion Award,
  • Sustainability Impact Award and
  • Resilience in Crisis Award.

A further sixth accolade will be given to CREST21 Sustainability Hero, an award given by the judges to the business or individual who has shown outstanding performance in all aspects of sustainability.

The winner of the Sustainability Hero of the Year Award will receive a place on one of the University of Surrey’s week-long masters level modules through its highly prestigious Centre for Environment and Sustainability.  Other category winners will receive a complimentary sustainability consultation session with one of the Centre’s leading experts.

The awards presentation brings together a wide perspective in its panel of speakers, and Mr Lord, in his support to this further aspect of the initiative added: “These awards have an important role to play in helping to consolidate or underline efforts to protect the environment at a local, national and global level.

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