The Humber Renewables Awards 2018

A high calibre event that attracts a rising number of quality entrants which proves that the region is truly becoming Britain’s Energy Estuary.

The Humber Renewables Awards 2018

Hosted by Hull Daily Mail

The Humber Renewables Awards is an annual event to recognise and celebrate the great strides being taken across the Humber region in the renewables industry.

For companies ranging from small start-ups to large corporations in the sector, the awards are an opportunity to highlight good practice, innovation and enterprise. From launch to the awards night, extensive coverage in the Hull Daily Mail, online at and across our social media channels ensures a high profile for entrants and sponsors.

In 2018 it will be in its 7th year and this high calibre event will continue to attract a rising number of quality entrants which proves that the region is truly becoming Britain’s Energy Estuary.

Deadline for Entries: 6 Apr 2018
Shortlist Announced: 18 Apr 2018
Awards Ceremony: 11 May 2018


Excellence in Renewables Skills and Training

Multi-national green energy companies may have their eyes on the region but success in bringing them here means nothing if they cannot find qualified East Yorkshire employees. Getting the training right for any potential workforce is vital and this award will celebrate those organisations which have done most to create a much-needed skills base. The category is open to employers, specialist centres and education providers. They must have has established a training programme, apprenticeship scheme, degree or other activity which is meeting the needs of individuals and the industry.

Small Business of the Year

Under 50 employees

This category is open to firms with up to 50 staff and will recognise those which have spotted an opportunity in the renewables market. It could be a company set up solely to work in green energy or a traditional business which has branched out. One of the reasons Siemens decided to invest in Hull was the great green infrastructure the Humber already has. From small-scale manufacturing to maintenance of turbines or services, there are so many ways to take advantage of the energy revolution.

Judges will look for the following in the small business:
• Demonstration of fast growth.
• A healthy profit.
• A solid plan for the future.

Medium/Large Business of the Year

Over 50 employees

Running a major company is tough in any field but an emerging sector like renewable energy is even harder than most. Business have to be instantly adaptable, on top of the latest technology and ready to make the most of opportunities offered by the Government’s green agenda. This award’s winner will be a regional firm with at least 50 employees and bold ambitions to become even bigger. It could be looking to capitalise on Siemens’ investment through opportunities on land or at sea, or working in a totally different field. As the region gears up for Green Port Hull, successful large and medium companies are vital for providing the infrastructure needed. Judges will be looking at past financial performance and recruitment in the past year.

Engaging the Community

This category will recognise a renewable energy project that has the community at its heart. This could either be through raising public awareness of renewable energy needs or involving a local community in a renewables industry project. Or this could be a renewables project driven by a local community or organisation. This could range from solar panels on a community hall or industrial space taken over with a renewable installation.

Best Renewables Project/Installation in the Humber Area

This prize is for the designers and manufacturers behind the best green energy installations. The winning project will:
• Produce clean power.
• Be built to the highest of standards.
• Shows off the regions world-class expertise.

It is a category open to schemes of any scale, from multi-million pound developments to micro-generation programmes. It could be won by a firm focused on renewables or a company, public sector organisation or educational establishment which has done its bit to reduce our carbon footprint. Schools, colleges or stately homes with the latest green heating and energy technology are welcome to apply.

Renewables in Education

This category will reward the educators who have done most to promote the value of clean power. It could be as part of an energy qualification or learning programme run by a university of college, or a one-off project at a primary or secondary school. Nominations will be able to demonstrate what the aims of the education project were, how they were achieved and any feedback from students. Submissions may also include details of whether, and how, the project was supported by representatives of the renewables industry.

Green Innovation

If green energy is ever going to compete with fossil fuels, it needs to bring down costs – and that is where this award comes in. It will reward firms of any size which go out of their way to be more efficient and are not afraid to come up with unusual approaches. Judges will be looking to see how innovation has made a real difference to their work. That could be developing a different business model, refining existing technology to make it leaner and more effective or coming up with a brand new way of generating power. This award is not just open to energy firms, though. Companies which recycle oil or waste are also welcome to apply, as are businesses in other sectors which have thought up inventive methods of reducing their carbon footprint.

Women in Engineering & Manufacturing

This award aims to recognise and celebrate professional women
working in the energy sector who go above and beyond businessas-
usual. This may be someone who has consistently demonstrated
outstanding leadership, have contributed significantly to the
expansion and improvement of the power sector or it could be a
young role model who is destined to shape the future of renewable
energy. Alternatively, the entry could be a project or team working
to the improvement of the renewables sector.

Humber Renewables Champion

The winner of this award will have a passionate focus on promoting the renewables industry. It could be an individual, public sector body or company – the key is a real focus on making the Humber the energy estuary. They will have tirelessly campaigned to promote green power. A worthy winner would be anyone who has helped attract new investment, encouraged the Government to support the region’s ambitions or paved the way for more jobs. With so many big energy firms based abroad, it could also be an organisation or person who has done their bit to ensure our reputation stretches beyond the UK’s shores. Judges will be looking for candidates whose aim was not just to further their own business but create opportunities for everyone. This is a special award, and no nominations will be accepted. Judges will pick a winner they feel is most deserving.



Providing energy-efficient, support-saving technologies for over 170 years, Siemens is Number One in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, as well as power transmission solutions and, a pioneer in infrastructure solutions, automation and software solutions for the industry. It doesn't stop there, Siemens are also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment and laboratory diagnostics.
Siemens has been at the forefront of technological change and social progress in the UK since 1843, and continues to provide high-value manufacturing today; employing around 14,000 people across all regions of the country.


ABP stands for Associated British Ports. It is the UK's leading port operator with a unique network of 21 ports across England, Scotland and Wales.
ABP's ports include the UK's busiest port - Immingham, as well as the nations second largest and most efficient container port in Southampton.


Arco's mission is to keep people safe at work. Our fourth generation, family owned business is committed to delivering that mission through our core values. Our values are more than just statements; they define our reasons for being in business and what it means to be part of our extensive Arco family.

By investing in our own people we are able to offer expert advice and support to our customers. Since 2008 we have trained over 150 Arco staff in a range of professional health and safety qualifications, including IOSH and NEBOSH certification. We will continue to provide training to our teams so they can offer practical support and sensible advice.

Together with our training and consultancy division, Arco Training and Consultancy, we offer the most comprehensive health and safety services available. Our team of highly qualified experts work in partnership with you to offer practical, hassle-free services to ensure that your work place is safe and compliant.

As market leaders we offer the widest range of PPE in the UK. Our National Distribution Center holds an impressive 22,000 products and our network of over 40 branches cover the UK and Ireland, ensuring you can get what you need when you need it. If you have got a large order or bespoke requirements then come and talk to us about a deal.


Leading the way in the Communications industry since 1991, Cobus are Nationally recognised as a leading provider of business communications services, with an outstanding reputation for quality and expertise.


We aim to lead the global shift towards new technology and create a better tomorrow for everyone.

We work with customers, companies and across communities to make energy simpler, smarter and more sustainable.

Our three core businesses mirror the major changes that are happening in energy today:

1. increasing demand for innovative customer solutions

2. the global growth of renewables as part of the effort to tackle climate change

3. the transformation to a smarter energy system

We built our business on these foundations because we believe they are the building blocks of the new energy world.

We provide solutions for this new energy world – decentralised, green, and interconnected – and we make sure that everything we do has a single focus: our customers, whether they’re individuals or families, big or small businesses, or even entire towns and cities.

Around five million customers in the UK choose to get their energy from us, making us one of the leading energy providers in the UK. And, as part of the E.ON Group, we’re also one of the leading energy companies in the world.

All 9,400 people who work for us across Britain are committed to creating a better tomorrow for everyone. We do this by delivering new solutions, products and services built around our customers’ differing needs, to help them save energy and money and find the solutions that are right for them.

Hull College

93% off Hull College students progress either into work or further study. By working with a range of large, key employers such as Siemens, Rollits & Spencer Group, Hull College provides endless opportunities for its achievers.
2017 sees Hull as the City of Culture, and so with Hull College, their students are right in the middle of the action.

Spencer Group

Spencer Group is one of the UK’s largest privately owned multidisciplinary engineering businesses - delivering great British engineering solutions both internationally & nationally. They provide pioneering engineering solutions across the transport, infrastructure, energy & industrial sectors.


Providing operations, asset management, engineering and commercial services to the energy industry.

Currently engaged in CCGT and Offshore Wind projects.




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