Monday night saw the Drinks Business hold its annual Green Awards, which were held this year at one of London’s coolest new bars, The Folly, in the heart of the city. With two of our clients up for awards –Cono Sur for ‘Best Green Company’ and Sainsbury’s for ‘Best Green Retailer’ – we made our way through rush hour traffic to join the great and the green from across the trade for the much anticipated announcement of this year’s winners.
The calibre of the nominees was exceptional as ever, with strong competition for Cono Sur coming from British brewery Adnams, following their ‘road to sustainability’ campaign and renewable gas achievements in 2010. Impressive as Adnams were, the judges could not ignore the huge environmental achievements of Cono Sur in 2010 and they were announced as the winner, much to our delight (not to mention that of Cono Sur’s brand manager, Nicola Hale!)
There were more whoops still to come from the Phipps team when five minutes later, Sainsbury’s was awarded the Green Retailer of the Year award! This was a much deserved win and the Sainsbury’s team in attendance were thrilled to have been recognised by the trade for the great lengths they have gone to over the past year to address green issues.
So with the night proving to be a great start to the awards season for Phipps’ clients, we’re keeping our (green) fingers crossed for more awards later in the year!
Posted by Lucy Richardson