Green businesses in Kirklees to be recognised

The search is on for the district’s most environmentally friendly businesses.

Friday, 12th August 2011, 2:32 pm

Nominations are being taken for the Kirklees Green Business Awards, which recognise businesses working hard to reduce their carbon footprint and help the environment.

All business who enter will be invited to an awards ceremony at Dewsbury Town Hall on Thursday October 6 to see the winners presented with their awards and cash towards environmental improvements.

But you’ll need to be quick – the deadline for nominations is 4pm on Wednesday August 31.

The judges are looking for examples of commitment or innovation that have a real impact and could be used as best practice to help other businesses in the future.

It could setting up a recycling scheme, changing to low voltage lighting to reduce energy use or using public transport instead of driving to work.

The prizes up for grabs are:

Kirklees Green Business of the Year Award – £300

North Kirklees Green Business of the Year Award – £200

Huddersfield Green Business of the Year Award (for any business with a HD postcode) – £200

Award for Best Waste Reduction Initiative - £150

Award for Best Energy Reduction Initiative - £150

The awards are sponsored by Green Business Network, Huddersfield Town Centre Partnership, Batley and Dewsbury Towns’ Management and Kirklees Council.

To nominate your business, click on the link to the right of this story.