The 2013 finalists of the West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) have been revealed during a vibrant event at the Caterham F1 Team’s HQ on 29th January. The 33 finalists were selected across 11 award categories and winners will be announced at an exclusive Gala Dinner at Heythrop Park on 8th March 2013.
Agrivert was honoured to win the Green Business Award in 2012, when it was also awarded top prize of West Oxfordshire Business of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony. Agrivert is very pleased to take part in the WOBAs again, this year as the proud sponsor of the Green Business Award.
The finalists for the Green Business Award are:
B and E Transport Witney Ltd
Chipping Norton Lido Ltd and
“The standard of entries for the Green Business Awards was extremely high this year,” says Pamela Hawes, Commercial Manager at Agrivert. “I was highly impressed by the standard of entries and it was very difficult to shortlist them. It will be even harder to choose a winner. There is demonstration of excellence in sustainability which is what the award is designed to reward. I would like to congratulate all three finalists.”
In addition to attending the hotly anticipated finalists announcement, this year’s WOBA entrants experienced an exclusive tour of the Caterham F1 Team’s Leafield Technical Centre. The lucky attendees gained a fascinating insight into the high tech and fiercely competitive world of Formula 1, while benefitting from a prime opportunity to network with local business people and entrepreneurs.
Agrivert’s business is based on reducing the environmental impact of organic wastes. We have designed and built an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility to treat and recycle food waste, turning the waste into a valuable biofertiliser and renewable energy. In 2009, Agrivert bid and won a 20 year contract to deliver organic recycling services for Oxfordshire County Council. We proposed AD as the solution and Oxfordshire (including WODC) were the first County in UK to adopt AD as a method of treating food waste. Some three years later, in 2011 DEFRA has now formally adopted AD as the preferred method of recycling food waste, citing Agrivert’s plant in Oxfordshire in its extensive recommendation report.
Agrivert also recycles all of Oxfordshire’s green garden waste, producing around 65,000 tonnes of compost fertiliser a year and displacing fossil fuel derived fertilisers.