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Posted by Claire on 13/11/13

National Business Awards – Sustainable Business Award Winner


The National Business Awards 2013 took place last night and we’re thrilled to announce that London Bio Packaging was announced the winner of the ICAEW Sustainable Business Award.

The ICAEW Sustainable Business Award recognises organisations that have embedded sustainability principles and practices and are reaping the benefits in terms of improved commercial performance, competitiveness, customer perception, staff engagement, and prospects for continued financial strength.









About the National Business Awards 2013

The awards, now in their 12th year, recognise outstanding British businesses of all sizes, across all industries.

National Business Awards David-Cameron

Last night’s ceremony and gala dinner took place in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The evening began with a video address from Rt Hon David Cameron who acknowledged the National Business Awards for recognising excellence in enterprise and honouring some of Britain’s biggest business success stories.

He told the audience: “A strong private sector is exactly what Britain needs to get back on its feet. I’m determined that Britain becomes the best place in the world to start a business, to grow a business and to do business.”

National Business Awards - Bob Geldof Keynote Speaker

The Prime Minister’s message was followed by Sir Bob Geldof, who addressed the 1200 attending business leaders on the role of business in society. HRH Prince Andrew also announced his support for the launch of The HRH Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2014.


Judges’ comments:

Sustainable Business Award - Judges comments


The National Business Awards judges said: “Conceived with sustainability in mind, London Bio Packaging is changing the world one cup, plate and bowl at a time through closed loop zero waste to landfill principles.”

Read snippets from the judges comments on all finalists in the Sustainable Business category here.



Videos from the awards ceremony:

Watch this video with Marcus Hill, our Managing Director, speaking at the awards!


The Sustainable Business Award was sponsored by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and their chief executive, Michael Izza, had this to say:

London Bio Packaging was a fresh, engaging, profitable and sustainable business model… They are a model for an upcoming generation of innovative businesses who are transforming the meaning of sustainable business without even needing to label it as such.

To read Michael’s comments in full, visit the ICAEW website here.

In the press:

The Telegraph: London Bio Packaging: an award winning business.

Sky News: David Cameron used his video message at the National Business Awards 2013 to emphasise his commitment to supporting UK business by rolling back red tape, cutting taxes and backing innovation.

Guardian: our award got a mention in this daily digest from the Guardian Social Enterprise Network’s.

PRLog: Bowled over: London Bio Packaging win National Business Award.

Pioneers Post: Alex Evans, programme director of the National Business Awards, said: “The full spectrum of British business has been honoured in 2013 – from exemplary social enterprise to fast growth start-up, inspirational SME to transformational PLC, and dynamic entrepreneur to visionary CEO…”

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