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The Bay in the running for top European Environment awards

Article Date: 2014-05-14

Fish & Chips on the menu at top European Environment Awards

The Bay Fish & Chips has been selected as one of only 12 companies to represent the UK at the prestigious European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE).

Calum Richardson, chef/director at The Bay, in Stonehaven, is delighted to be in the running for this award, sitting alongside major organisations like Nestle and Transport for London:

"To be selected as one of the 4 UK entrants in the Management Category for the EBAE is a real honour. Here at The Bay, we are strongly committed to building a sustainable and ethically sound business, and a nomination for this award is a testament to the environmental policies we^ve put in place, and also to our staff, who work tirelessly to promote our values."

Please see below for more details on the awards, and the announcement of the nominees, which is being held in Edinburgh, today (14.5.14) at 1pm at The Scotsman Hotel.


For more information, images and interviews, please contact Sarah Milne at Taste Communications, 07930 433 764,

RSA Announces UK Entrants for European Business Awards

The RSA Environment Awards Forum has announced the 12 UK Entrants selected as finalists for the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE). With 6 of the entrants being Scottish businesses, the announcement was made at the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh, in conjunction with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

The EBAE recognises outstanding, new or innovative contributions to sustainable development and the UK finalists will compete for a prize against winners from 28 other countries on the European stage.

UK Entrants for Europe are selected from the winners and runners up of RSA Accredited award schemes. RSA Accreditation is only achieved by a select number of environmental and sustainable award schemes, who demonstrate the high standards expected by the RSA’s Environment Awards Forum. This means that those chosen for Europe are ‘the best of the best’; the most far-sighted, responsible and innovative companies from across the country.

The UK has had at least an award winner in every EBAE since 1994.

The biennial EBAE is comprised of four award categories in which companies are rewarded for; outstanding new or innovative management practices, products, processes and international co-operation activities which contribute to economic and social development without detriment to the environment. An additional award was introduced in 2012 for biodiversity; selected from entrants to the other categories.

Dr Malcolm Aickin, Chair of the RSA Environment Awards Forum, said, "The UK Entrants for the 2014 EBAE have been selected from the winners of 6 of the 13 UK Accredited Award Schemes. The UK has always made an excellent showing in Europe providing significantly more winners than any other European Country. This year the entrants represent a very broad range of activity and diversity of achievement. Their collective strength gives high hopes that our winning record will continue.” 

All of the UK Entrants will now go forward to the European finals, to be held later this year.

2014 UK Entrants:


Brand-Rex Ltd: "The pathway to Carbon Neutrality” and "2015 for 2020: 20 Steps we can make by 2015 for a better vision of our future”

Nestle UK Ltd: Lighthouse 1

The Bay: The Bay Fish & Chips, Stonehaven

Transport for London: TfL’s commitment to sustainable travel

Product & Services

CPT EALABC: LC Super Hybrid

Dryden Aqua: AFM® Activated Water Filtration Media

Parax Paper: The ecologically friendly alternative paper

Vegware: Zero waste food packaging

Business Process

Berendsen UK: Water and Energy Management

Cynar Plc: End of Life Plastics to Usable Liquid Fuels

Dry Lube: Better for your people, your environment and your business

International Business Cooperation

Mainetti (UK) Limited: Plan M - Making Mainetti Sustainable

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