Shortlist for the first Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards revealed

The shortlist for the first Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards has been revealed, with some of the region’s most exciting small businesses alongside international brands.

The awards were created by the founding group of partners –, Clarion, Deloitte, and Swinton Estate – to recognise the businesses and organisations that are making permanent and positive changes to their environmental impact.

We received a fantastic number of entries, with up to 40 companies entering individual categories, which meant many really good entries missed out when the judges came together to choose the shortlist this week.

Alex Turner, joint managing director of, said: “The quality and volume of entries showed how important sustainability is to so many businesses, and how rightly proud they are of their achievements.

“The shortlisted organisations were all able to evidence a significant and positive effect, whether that was through industry-leading products and processes, opening up new markets, or having a social impact. We have high hopes that they will grow their

“We’re looking forward to celebrating their success at the awards and following their progress in the months and years ahead.”

The awards are being hosted at Swinton Park, near Ripon, next month, and all of the shortlisted companies are invited guests to the event. Visit for more information.



Yorkshire Sustainability Excellence Awards 2024 Shortlist


Harmony Energy
Harrison Spinks
Kelling Group
Rix Group


Element 2
Moores Furniture Group

Best Partnership

Align Property Partners
Barnsley Positive Climate Partnership (PCP)
St Nicks & The Recycled Candle Co
Octopoda Innovations

Social Impact in Sustainability

Nature’s Laboratory
Quorn Foods
Robertson Construction Yorkshire East Midlands

Circular Economy Excellence

Harrison Spinks
Surplus Group
Wernick Refurbished Buildings

Property and construction

Kelling Group
NG Bailey
Sewell Construction

SME Business (up to £50m turnover)

Sewell Construction
The Bio-D Company
Yorkshire Garden Centres

Large Business (£50m+ turnover)

Quorn Foods
Schneider Electric


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