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Finalists announced for VIBES 2023 – Scottish Environment Business Awards

More than 40 businesses across Scotland are in the running to secure a prestigious VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Award

More than 40 Scottish businesses that are demonstrating the connection between economic prosperity and environmental sustainability have been selected as finalists for the 2023 VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards.

This year’s awards have received a notable number of entries, acknowledging the dedicated efforts of businesses working hard to relieve the strain on natural resources while making efficient progress towards achieving net-zero emissions.

The shortlisted companies come from across Scotland, from Inverness to Newton Stewart, and a diverse range of sectors, including transportation, food and beverage, construction, and tourism.

Nicole Paterson, Chief Executive at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), said:

“As the need for sustainable business practices grows across the country, so too does the economic opportunity. Now more than ever, Scottish consumers are looking to business leaders to take meaningful action, with a recent survey revealing 58% are more likely to buy from environmentally friendly companies.

“This year’s VIBES shortlist goes to show that we have those in abundance in Scotland and SEPA remains firmly focused on helping many more businesses realise the financial and social benefits that come with prioritising the environment.”

The VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards is a partnership between the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), The Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust, Highland and Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, Scottish Water, Zero Waste Scotland and NatureScot.

In the next stage, judges will interview each finalist or take part in a site visit, where finalists will be able to demonstrate their work. This will be fed back to the head judging panel, who will select the 2023 winners from the following list of finalists:

Vision in Business Scotland – Best Large Business

Albert Bartlett & Sons (Airdrie) ltd, Airdrie

Robertson Group, Stirling

Ross-Shire Engineering, Muir of Ord

Star Refrigeration Ltd, Glasgow

Tennent’s Caledonian Breweries, Glasgow

Vision in Business Scotland – Best Medium Business

Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh

Hickory (Scotland) Limited, Edinburgh

Scotmas, Kelso

Vision in Business Scotland – Best Small Business

Dear Green Coffee Roasters, Glasgow

Grand Bequest, Glasgow

Logitech Limited, Glasgow

Threaplands Garden Centre, Moray

Windswept Brewing Company, Lossiemouth

Vision in Business Scotland – Best New Business

Art Buds Collective, Livingston

Deer Manor Gourmet Mushrooms, Newton Stewart

ReBlade Limited, Glasgow

Product Scotland

Falcon Foodservice Equipment, Stirling

Intelligent Growth Solutions, Edinburgh

Scotmas, Kelso

Sunamp LTD, Tranent

Service Scotland

Changeworks, Edinburgh

Mackenzie Construction, Glasgow

The Alba Explorers Ltd, Brechin

ULEMCo Limited, Aberdeen

Circular Scotland

Brewster Brothers, Livingston

Emtelle UK Limited, Hawick

Move On Wood Recycling, Edinburgh

The Furniture Project (Stranraer) Limited, Stranraer

Veolia, Edinburgh

Just Transition Scotland

ReBlade Limited, Glasgow

RI Cruden Limited, Inverness

Tennent’s Caledonian Breweries, Glasgow

Sustainable Transport Scotland

Ember, Edinburgh

Ross-Shire Engineering, Muir of Ord

Stagecoach (Scotland), Perth

Energy Transition Scotland

ASCO, Dyce

Lochlie Constuction Group, Hillington

Ross-Shire Engineering, Muir of Ord

Tennent’s Caledonian Breweries, Glasgow

Twists Studio Glass, Selkirk

Nature Rich Scotland

Flow Country Partnership, Thurso

Nairn Dunbar Golf Club, Nairn

Saltire Roofing & Building Ltd, Edinburgh

Read about last year’s winners here.

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