John Barron, managing director of Sureclean, said: "It is a great achievement for Sureclean to be recognised for our commitment to environmental best practice and we are absolutely delighted to have won the Process Award for 2010. Winning this award will provide a huge boost to our workforce and further highlights our dedication to developing new solutions in order to protect natural resources, and to finding environmentally-sensitive and efficient treatments that really work".
Keynote speaker at the event, Iain McMillan, director of CBI Scotland said: "We are blessed with a natural environment in Scotland and, as a nation we trade on its quality, so its continuing health is vital to sustainable economic growth. Companies are not just responding to environmental issues, but are leading the way in developing new products and services which will enable customers to reduce their own carbon footprint. The purpose of the VIBES Awards is to showcase these new
developments and the companies responsible for them and these awards have a strong track record in attracting entrants from some of the most dynamic and forward thinking businesses in Scotland."
Now in its eleventh year of operation, VIBES recognises and rewards the efforts of Scottish businesses to become more efficient and competitive through improving environmental performance and benefiting a company's bottom-line.
VIBES chair Alan Farquhar commented: "All of the winners were companies who showed real dynamism and innovation in their approach to their business and environmental performance. They are a great example to others and it shows how developing management systems, services and products to deal with environmental challenges, can make real cost savings whilst identifying new business opportunities."
VIBES is a partnership between: Environmental Protection UK; NetRegs; Scottish Business in the Community; Scottish Environment Protection Agency; Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland.
The scheme is also supported by: CBI Scotland; Energy Saving Trust; Forward Scotland; Green Business Partnership and Scottish Enterprise.
In total eight companies have beaten off stiff competition from the cream of Scotland's green businesses to take winners titles at the ceremony.