Double awards win for city firm

Winner: Celine Fallon-Langrand of Skinlix

Winner: Celine Fallon-Langrand of Skinlix

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THE North West’s Green Heroes were honoured at a special awards ceremony in Lancashire.

The awards, held by Newground, a member of the Together Housing Group, celebrated companies across the North West who have made a significant contribution to making their businesses and environments greener.

Preston-based natural cosmestics company Skinlix won the coveted Environmental Champion award. And homeless charity Emmaus also took an award.

Businesses from across the North West were given their chance to shine as 12 prizes were handed out on the night.

Mick Smith, Newground’s Managing Director, said: “As a social enterprise, we have a core social and environmental purpose and it’s great to celebrate the successes of local companies who share our philosophy.

“As usual, the nominations were full of exciting and innovative new ways of reducing environmental impact and improving communities. I’d like to congratulate the winners for their achievements and also say well done to all those who were shortlisted.”

The winners included:

Waste Minimisation Award: Skinlix - Preston; Community Contribution Award- SME: Emmaus Preston; Community Contribution Award- Non SME: AGC Chemicals Europe Ltd - Thornton, Lancashire; Sustainable Business Award- SME: Browsholme Hall & Tithe Barn - Clitheroe, Lancashire; Environmental Champion Award: Skinlix - Preston