South Coast’s environmentally conscious businesses gathered at the Hilton, Ageas Bowl, on the 26th October, to celebrate their significant contributions to sustainability. The prestigious event was hosted by renowned broadcaster Fred Dinneage and organised by the Southern Sustainability Partnership.

A Night of Elegance and Environmental Advocacy

Guests arrived across the red carpet and were greeted by a visually stunning living wall provided by Branded Biophilia, setting the mood for an evening dedicated to environmental stewardship. The Hilton, Ageas Bowl, served a sumptuous three-course meal, designed and prepared by their team of chefs.

MeadowSweet contributed British flower arrangements that adorned the tables, adding a simple yet elegant touch. Entertainment for the night included a performance by Love Soul Choir and various interactive crowd games, making for an engaging experience for attendees.

The event also featured a charity raffle to raise funds for Marwell Wildlife, aligning with the overall sustainable and philanthropic goals of the evening.

The Significance of the Awards

Lynda Daniels, one of the organisers, explains: “These awards are more than just accolades or trophies on a shelf; they signify a deep and enduring commitment to a greener, more sustainable future. We’re incredibly thrilled to recognise and celebrate not just the achievements, but the ongoing efforts of local businesses that are taking concrete steps to protect our planet and contribute to sustainability in meaningful ways.”

Esteemed Ambassador and Sponsors

The awards’ ambassador, Barratt Homes, is a company renowned for its sustainable initiatives including energy-efficient home designs and responsible sourcing of materials.

Organisers would also like to extend their sincere thanks to the sponsors, whose support was essential in making the evening a success.

  • Branded Biophilia
  • NOSY Creative Agency
  • IMSM
  • Partridge BMW
  • B2B Growth Hub
  • Salix
  • Dyson

2023 Big Sustainability Awards Winners

  • Energy Management Project: Measurable Energy
  • Net Zero Journey:The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Startup of the Year: Little Orangutan
  • Waste Management Project: RNLI – Royal National Lifeboat Institution
  • Sustainable Transport Project of the Year:Harvest Fine Foods
  • Sustainable Product/Service of the Year:Botanical Solution Inc. (BSI)
  • Communicating your Sustainability Project:Innovation Agritech Group
  • ISO 14001 Business of the Year:Lemon and Jinja
  • SME – Your Sustainability Journey:MeadowSweet
  • Special Recognition Award:Macey Mitchell from Branded Biophilia

Congratulations to all the winners for their outstanding achievements in sustainability. This year’s awards have shown how innovation and commitment can make a significant impact in the green tech and sustainable tech spaces.

To learn more about entering the Big Sustainability Awards next year, please contact Anita Potten on