As we head into the festive season, there was one more award ceremony to attend this year for our Managing Director Neal James and the team from Panthera Group’s Hoarding division. The SME Award Finals were held at Wembley Stadium on Friday 3rd December and this time the team came away with a well-deserved GOLD award in the sustainability category for their NetZero Carbon hoarding solution, EnviroHoard™.
The SME Awards are open to small and medium sized enterprises with less than 250 employees and are designed to celebrate the success of these industrious, hardworking and enterprising companies. SMEs are widely acknowledged for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors and the quality of entry into the 2021 awards clearly supports that. Categories included Business Innovation, Best New Business, Family Business of the Year and individual business leader awards, amongst many others.
In a year where the Environmental Agenda has become so important, arguably the Sustainability Award is and will be one of the key awards going forwards. Neal used the quieter period over the first lockdown to bring his vision for a completely new product design to life. EnviroHoard™ is the first ever NetZero Carbon hoarding solution with the a bespoke-designed support frame and low carbon concrete block to complement the uPVC recycled and recyclable panels. He is delighted at the recognition the product has received since its launch in early 2021;
“We have never entered any awards before this year, so to walk away as the Winner of the Construction News Specialists Awards, Silver in the National Building & Construction
and Design Awards and Runner-up in the Kier Green Dragon Awards – all in one season – was already pretty overwhelming. To cap this with the Gold Award in the National SME Awards – which are designed to recognise businesses of our size – is the perfect end to the year for us.”
For more information about the multi award-winning EnviroHoard™ please visit: www. pantheragroup.com/sustainable-construction-site-hoardings/