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 Foods, E.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.
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: