Energy-saving champions gather for inaugural awards

Energy-saving champions from across the region have come together to celebrate their commitment to making Dorset and Hampshire a more sustainable places to live and do business.

The Big Green Awards, hosted by The Southern Sustainability Partnership Limited (TSSP), is the first event of its type in the region. Its ambition is to highlight organisations from the private and public sector who are making a difference by utilising energy-saving products, environmental management practices, corporate social responsibility policies, services, technologies and expertise.

“We felt the incredible work being achieved by organisations throughout the region should be recognised with its own dedicated event, commented Lynda Daniels, TSSP’s Director.

“With three years now behind us with the region’s largest dedicated exhibition, we felt the time was right to take this on and to establish it as an annual event in the business calendar.”

BH Live, and its local authority partners in Dorset and Hampshire, have been praised for their joint energy-saving pledge; to implement more sustainable ways of working across public venues and leisure centres and reduce operating costs.

Examples of recent projects undertaken in BH Live operated venues include the installation one of the region’s  largest roof mounted Solar PV scheme at Bournemouth International Centre, combined heat and power units at leisure centres, LED lighting schemes in swimming pools, theatres, events spaces and cafés, variable speed drives, energy monitoring systems and sustainable procurement.

As a social enterprise, this is significant as profits are used to back community initiatives such as walking projects to promote better mental health and cultural storytelling events for underprivileged children.

Award finalists have come from independent nominations made at The Big Green Event Expo 2018, members of TSSP’s Green Supplier Hub and local businesses.

The number of nominations BH Live received put them in the top three finalists for the Energy Management Project award, this year sponsored by Low Carbon Dorset.

“The Low Carbon Dorset Energy Management Award celebrates and showcases a great variety of projects happening across Dorset and Hampshire to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, comments Antony Littlechild, programme manager.

“Finalist BH Live is a great example of a business who takes their environmental impact seriously, and has invested in low carbon solutions to reduce their footprint.

The Big Green Awards is being held at the Italian Villa, Compton Acres on Tuesday 20 November 2018.


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For more information about BH Live please contact:

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About BH Live

BH Live is the south coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues; a social enterprise that designs and builds engaging experiences to inspire people and enrich lives.

With 3.4 million visits a year and over £39 million turnover we are changing lives and are at the heart of the UK’s growing social economy.

In 2016/17 we had 2.9 million leisure centre attendances, hosted more than 500 events and sold over half a million cultural, sporting and entertainment event tickets. We also welcomed 100,000 conference and exhibition delegates into our venues. This contributed an estimated £44 million to the local economy through business and cultural tourism.

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