University of Winchester's initiatives recognised with Sustainability Award

2nd December 2013

The University of Winchester won the Blake Lapthorn Sustainability Award at the Hampshire Business Awards 2013 earlier this week.

Designed to highlight the best of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s thriving business community, the awards showcase the strength of some of the UK’s most successful firms.

Presenting the Sustainability Award, Manoj Styche-Patel, Partner and Head of Corporate at Blake Lapthorn, praised the University’s forward thinking efforts to reduce its environmental impact.

“Although the smallest of its kind in the UK, the University of Winchester is at the forefront of sustainability,” commented Manoj. “It actively promotes environmentally responsible behaviour amongst students, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

“As such, it was a very worthy winner of this award.”

The University has made carbon savings through sustainable waste management, reduced energy consumption and a robust carbon management plan.

“This is a wonderful recognition for ongoing efforts to minimise our carbon footprint,” said Mat Jane, Energy and Environment Manager at the University of Winchester. “Our reputation as a green institution has grown significantly over the last few years and this latest award reflects our commitment to reduce our environmental impact.”

The Blake Lapthorn Sustainability Award follows a number of green honours – including winning the Carbon Smart Gold certificate earlier this month; Winchester City Council’s Carbon Smart Business of the Year 2013; Winchester Eco Business of the Year 2012; and South Coast Eco Business of the Year 2012.

Notes to editors:

The University of Winchester is a values-driven institution. Founded in 1840 the University offers undergraduate and postgraduate study on a range of subjects within the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, education, health and social care.

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Mat Jane (middle) receiving his award from host Kevin Keegan (left) and Manoj Styche-Patel (right)