"The annual Lincolnshire Environmental Awards would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors" commented chairman of the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards and Lindum Rotary Club member, Roger Pavey.
"We are delighted to have their support, especially following last year when we were unable to secure sufficient sponsorship to run the full award scheme."
Lincolnshire Environmental Awards 2011
» Best Business Award supported by Anglian Water
» Best Community Award supported by Centrica Energy
» Best Farm / Rural Enterprise Award supported by Brown & Co
» Young Environmentalist Award supported by Waste Recycling Group (WRG)
Andrew Brown, Climate Change and Environmental Performance Manager at Anglian Water, said: "Anglian Water knows high quality water starts with a healthy environment. We also know our dry, low-lying region is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. That’s why commitments to drive down the carbon released by our operations are at the heart of our new Love Every Drop manifesto, which will guide the way we do business in the future. So we are delighted to sponsor these awards, which celebrate the fact there are many businesses and individuals in Lincolnshire who are working to protect our shared environment."
Centrica Energy are pleased to be sponsoring the Community Award. Alice Gill, Stakeholder Communications Manager said "it is important to recognise the great work that community groups doing in their local areas improving habitats and protecting wildlife, essentially improving the environment for us all."
Fay Parker, a member of Brown and Co’s Agricultural Business Consultancy Team who specifically specialises in providing environmental advice to farming businesses throughout Lincolnshire said: "Brown and Co are very honoured to have been asked to sponsor this event. Obviously we witness, in the line of our business, some of the exceptional environmental work carried out by our Lincolnshire farmers for the benefit of everyone. It is quite right that some recognition should be given to those who have excelled in this particular field and hopefully this award goes some way in providing that recognition. The county is certainly a better place as a result of their efforts."
Entries to the award scheme are welcome from organisations, groups, businesses and schools in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North-East Lincolnshire. The deadline for entries is 30 April 2011. Finalists will be invited to present their entries on Thursday 30 June 2011 to the final judging panel led by Professor David Bellamy before the award presentation at a gala dinner at the Bentley Hotel in Lincoln that evening.
For more information and to enter online visit the Lincolnshire Environmental Awards website.
The Lincolnshire Environmental Awards, the only dedicated environmental awards programme in the county, are organised by Lindum Rotary Club and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.