Major companies descend in Yorkshire for the Taking Responsibility for Business Awards

Published 21st Mar 2014 by Events

​Almost 100 people from an array of companies packed into the Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds for member company Yorkshire Water's Taking Responsibility for Business Awards on Wednesday (March 19).

The top award of the event, the Chief Executive’s Award, was picked up by energy company E.ON for their investment in a unique rainwater, process water and trade effluent recovery and treatment system which is allowing the business to be largely self-sufficient for process water. 

More than 20 companies attended the awards including Coca-Cola, Premier FoodsE.ON and National Rail, the aim of the event is to help Chamber member Yorkshire Water and its key customers work together closely on their water use. 

Other winners on the night included Berendsen laundry services, Friarage Hospital, East Riding of Yorkshire County CouncilCovanceHumberside Police and St Catherine’s Hospital in Doncaster. 

Kevin Barefoot Yorkshire Water's Business Services Manager said: “It’s fantastic to see these companies seize the initiative and by doing so making a positive contribution to the Kelda Group Vision of taking responsibility for the water environment for good”. 

He went on to add: “This is the second year we have hosted the awards and as a supplier of such a critical and important service, we believe it is right to recognise the efforts of these customers and to celebrate our relationships” 

Almost 30 entries were received across the six categories and the awards were first assessed by a panel before a second round of judging took place.

The Taking Responsibility for Business Awards are strongly aligned to Yorkshire Water’s strategic business objectives and the categories were:

  • Sustainable use of resources – Humberside Police Excellent catchments, 
  • Rivers and coasts – East Riding of Yorkshire County Council Water
  • Efficient regions – Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humberside NHS Trust - St Catherine’s Hospital (Doncaster)
  • Trusted company – Covance Safe Water – Friarage Hospital (Northallerton) 
  • Strong financial foundations – Won by Berendsen

To get connected, get supported and have your say on business issues that matter, like Yorkshire Water, join your Chamber today.


Make sure you fill in the required fields. No HTML or other code is allowed in the commenting field. Thanks for sharing your views with us.

Our Patrons

Halifax & District Chamber of Commerce Huddersfield & District Chamber of Commerce Wakefield & District Chamber of Commerce