Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Energy Agency wins national Energy Awards 2017

The Energy Agency won Residential Building Energy Project of the Year at a recent prestigious Awards Ceremony in London.

The Energy Awards are one of the most highly respected industry awards recognising the top performing and most innovative businesses.

Liz Marquis Director of the Energy Agency said "It is wonderful to receive recognition for these worthwhile schemes. We are working hard with our partners to reduce fuel poverty in local communities and improve quality of lives”

Monday, 20 November 2017

Energy Agency wins NHIC George Plucknett Award for Excellence

Liz Marquis, Director and Alan McGonigle, Deputy Director collected the prestigious Award for Excellence at a luncheon in Westminster, London.

The award is presented to the category-winning entrant that most closely fulfils the objectives of the National Home Improvement Council.  The late George Plucknett was a key activist in setting up and firmly establishing the Council as an agent for change on behalf of homeowners and tenants. 

Liz Marquis said 'It’s a great honour to win such a prestigious award and is an acknowledgement of the important work that we do. Winning the award has brought the Energy Agency to the attention of members from both Houses of Parliament and leaders from a wide range of industries who all attended'.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Our Sustainable Transport Advisor Laura, wins Paths for All Step Count Challenge Award

National walking charity Paths for All  held their annual Volunteer Awards in Glasgow to celebrate and recognise the outstanding contribution of volunteers in delivering Scotland’s National Walking strategy. Volunteers are involved in a diverse range of activities from grass cutting to leading sensory impairment walks and organising Walking Football competitions to chatting over a cup of tea after a Health Walk. Everyone involved in Paths for All’s everyday walking activities are not just more active, they have made more friends and are having fun!

Our Sustainable Transport Advisor, Laura Anderson, won the Step Count Champion of the Year Award. Hundreds of nominations were received but Laura won for showing the hallmarks of a true champion: overcoming barriers, inspiring others and being an all round great colleague. 

Laura a self confessed couch, pizza and  wine lover, motivated herself and her colleagues to get more active by trying to beat each other's daily step count. She's been surprised to discover her inner competitor.

Now she walks at  lunchtimes and even plans hiking  weekends and holidays. Her husband's a bit bemused by his new wife but they're both feeling the benefit. She's keeping her colleagues on their toes and off the couch. 

The winner in the office for the greatest number of steps was Lucy. In the 8 week period Lucy walked 823,518 steps which equates to 369 miles.

Watch this space, a new Step Count Challenge has began!

Monday, 30 October 2017

Energy Agency sponsors The Fair Trade and Climate Change Award

The Scottish Fair Trade Awards 2017

Fair Trade campaigners, businesses and supporters came together on Thursday 12th October to celebrate the 5th annual Scottish Fair Trade Awards. The event, organised in collaboration with Rainbow Turtle, took place in Paisley's St. Mirin's Catheral. Following the awards, attendees enjoyed an inspiring talk from visiting producer, Sneha Kapur, Marketing Manager at the Indian-based manufacturer Mandala Apparels as well as a delicious Fair Trade meal.
The Fair Trade and Climate Change Award is a new award this year to recognise groups who are taking action to raise awareness of the links between Fair Trade and combatting climate change. The winners of this award are from Kyle Academy who are a group of hard-working and committed individuals who have achieved “Fair Achiever” status for their school twice. They have also helped the school to achieve the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, as well as winning the Gold Medal of South Ayrshire’s Provost Footprint Challenge with their co-operative work with the school’s eco group. 

Pictured left to right - Councillor Ian Cochrane, Pupils from Kyle Academy & Liz Marquis, Director of Energy Agency

To read more of the 2017 winners click here

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Energy Agency wins National Award for Project Management Company of the Year

The Energy Agency won the National Energy Efficiency and Healthy Homes Award 2017 for Project Management Company of the Year.

The award was presented at a Gala Dinner on Friday 29th September at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. The event was hosted by Dan Walker and awards presented by Sir Lenny Henry.

Liz Marquis, Director and Alan McGonigle, Deputy Director accepted the award and was  joined by sponsors of the category, Johnstone's

Thursday, 1 June 2017