The LowCVP Low Carbon Champions Awards winners were announced at a packed gala dinner hosted by Cenex-LCV in Milton Keynes.
Eco Travel Network, based in the Brecon Beacons, was delighted to win the category for Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year. Ian Foster, Eco Travel Network director, said “The award is great recognition for all the hard work put in by all involved in Eco Travel Network’s work, both in low carbon visitor transport and in showing the real alternatives for rural transport.”
The LowCVP Managing Director Andy Eastlake said about the Awards: “These Awards recognise best practice, and outstanding leadership and innovation in cutting carbon from vehicles and fuels, as well as through other means.”
“This year we had more, and higher quality, entries than ever before showing just how far and fast the whole low carbon road transport industry is now progressing, and how many individual stakeholders are contributing to the change.”
The judging panel comprised 22 senior executives from across the range of organisations with a stake in the low carbon road transport agenda. Around 25 entries were shortlisted for awards.
One of the judges, Philip Sellwood, Chief Executive of the Energy Saving Trust, said: “The road transport sector has been a real success story in terms of cutting carbon as well as delivering growth and dynamism to the UK economy. I was delighted to play a part in celebrating the successes of the entrants to these awards who are making an important contribution to current, and future, UK economic success.”
Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year (Sponsor: Transport Scotland)
Judges said that the Eco Travel Network is providing a cost effective way of enabling individuals to gain first-hand experience in using electric vehicles via a car hire service and demonstrating how electric vehicles can be deployed in rural communities.