Argyll firm nominated for green award

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The hard work and commitment of one Argyll company at the forefront of environmental change in Scotland has been recognised by the VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

Renewable Parts Ltd, a wind turbine refurbishment centre based in Lochgilphead, has been included in the shortlist for the Circular Scotland category of the awards, which are focused on inspiring companies to play their part in meeting Scotland’s ambition to be a world leader on tackling climate change.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the awards and finalists have been selected across 11 categories which recognise the various ways sustainable best practice can be implemented.

They include examples of good practice in the following categories: Leadership Scotland, Innovating Scotland, Product Scotland, Service Scotland, Hydro Nation Scotland, Circular Scotland, Moving Scotland, Adapting Scotland, Engaging Scotland, Partnership Scotland and Small Business Scotland.

As part of this year’s anniversary celebrations, a special Best of VIBES Award will also be presented to a past winner that has demonstrated an ongoing contribution to sustainable development by embracing new practices and constantly reviewing its systems so that it remains environmentally focused.

Bob Downes, chairman of SEPA and head of the VIBES judging panel, said: ‘The scale of environmental challenges facing humanity is enormous, with a real urgency to act. The successful businesses of tomorrow will be those who embrace the economic opportunity of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.

‘I would like to congratulate all the finalists who have been recognised by the VIBES awards and I look forward to announcing the winners in due course.’

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham said: ‘My congratulations to the businesses who have been shortlisted for this year’s VIBES awards. We are all aware of the urgent environmental issues affecting our planet and business has a vital role to play in Scotland’s continuing journey to a net-zero society.’

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton hotel in Glasgow.