Positive VIBES for Scots construction sector firms

TWO companies working in the Scottish construction sector have had their green credentials recognised after being named as finalists in VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards.

Livingston-based Brewster Bros Ltd, who turn demolition waste into recycled aggregate, are finalists in the Service Scotland Award for businesses whose services bring environmental and business benefits.

Meanwhile, Taylor Construction Plant, who have a base in Falkirk, have been shortlisted for the Product Scotland Award for developing a product with positive environmental outcomes. The firm devised the TH200 light tower – described as the world’s first low energy LED hydrogen fuel cell light. Taylor is also a finalist in the Innovating Scotland Award.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of VIBES and finalists have been selected across eleven categories. Bob Downes, chair of SEPA and head of the judging panel said, “The scale of environmental challenges facing humanity is enormous, with a real urgency to act.  The successful businesses of tomorrow will be those who embrace the economic opportunity of sustainable solutions to environmental challenges.”

The Scottish Government’s environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham added, “We are all aware of the urgent environmental issues affecting our planet and business has a vital role to play in Scotland’s continuing journey to a net-zero society. It is important that we recognise those who are leading on action to develop sustainable solutions and environmental practices while seizing the economic benefits of embracing a vibrant and innovation circular economy.”

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 14 November.