Entries open for SIBS Exhibitor Environmental Award 2022

Wooden deck of a traditonal looking Spirit Yacht

Nominations are now open for the Southampton International Boat Show Exhibitor Environmental Awards 2022.

The awards recognise an exhibitor or exhibitors who have embraced environmentally responsible behaviour and sustainable work practices both during and outside the show.

Entrants need to demonstrate how they are promoting good environmental practice and sustainability to show visitors and their customers, be it through new products and equipment, environmentally friendly changes to their stand or even changes they have made to their day-to-day company procedures outside of the show.

The nominations will be judged by a specially selected panel consisting of Paul Gullet (MD Wave Intl and president of British Marine), Mike Golding OBE (patron of The Green Blue), James Brushwood (environment and health & safety executive at British Marine), Phil Horton (RYA environment & sustainability manager) and Kate Fortnam (campaign manager, The Green Blue).

Mike Golding will present the award to the overall winner on the opening day of the show (Friday 16 September) on the Foredeck Stage at 11.30am.  All entrants will receive a plaque to display during the show to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.

Thiis year marks the fourth year of the awards. Previous winners of the awards include RS Sailing, Spirit Yachts, Bentley Motors and Premier Marinas.

To enter the awards, companies must be contracted to exhibit at the Southampton International Boat Show 2022 and have signed up to the Sustainable Exhibitor & Contractor Charter. The deadline for nominations is Friday 9 September 2022.

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