Four Green Businesses Recognised at Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards

Four leading green businesses have been announced as winners of the Green Business Award in the provincial finals of the 2011 Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. The four companies, Cold Chon from Connacht, Joule from Leinster, VERDE LED from Munster and Williams Industrial Services (Glantek) from Ulster will go head-to-head for the Green Business Award at the all-island final in April.

Cold Chon manufactures and applies a range of emulsifiers, emulsions and binders which are used in road surfacing. The company exports its products to over 40 countries worldwide.

Joule is the leading manufacturer of domestic hot water and solar thermal systems in the UK and Ireland.

VERDE LED designs, manufactures, patents and sells a range of energy efficient lighting which saves 65–70% over traditional lighting sources.

Williams Industrial Services is the lead partner company in the Glantek Alliance, which develops and markets clean technology products and processes for waste, waste water and renewable energy.

Companies were rigorously judged on a variety of merits including financial performance, company milestones and achievements, future strategy for the business and development of innovative products and services.

Over 370 businesses from the island of Ireland entered this year’s awards, which recognise and reward business success, regardless of business product, service, size, or sector. The awards, now in their 18th year, are in association with the Irish Independent, Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland. Each winner from the provincial finals will now go on to compete for the national title and individual category title at the all-island final in April.


Pictured at the Leinster final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards were: Sean Martyn, director of business banking, Ulster Bank (middle) with Ian Barrett and Francis Barrett of Joule, winner of the ‘Green Business Award’. Joule will now go on to compete with provincial winners from Munster, Ulster and Connacht for the national title and individual category title at the all-island finals.

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