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South London Business Awards 2012 launched

January 18, 2012

Last night, the South London Business Awards were officially open at an event held at the National Theatre in London with Viridor sponsoring the ‘Best Green Business’ category.

The South London Business Awards are organised every year by South London Business Ltd, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at providing support to businesses across south London, and HSBC to recognise excellence in the business community.

This is the second year Viridor joins as a sponsor to recognise the efforts businesses south of the Thames are doing to become more sustainable by improving their environmental performance and reducing their carbon footprint.

Victor Perez-Mares, communications manager for the south east, said: “We are providing essential recycling and waste management services to local councils and businesses in south London, transforming their waste into raw materials for new products or energy to power the country. It is right for us to support these awards as they will recognise examples of best practice and provide a platform for   and act as a platform for sharing best practice.”

Peter Pledger, chief executive of South London Business said: “These high class awards mean a lot to businesses because they shine a spotlight on the best companies in south London. And now more than ever do businesses and their employees need a boost to lift them out of the daily news of economic doom and gloom. Because it’s not all bad news, there are some great companies out there doing fantastic work – and bucking the economic trend. Let’s celebrate their successes.”

Carol Bagnald, HSBC regional commercial director for London, said: “The current challenging climate provides an even greater need to review your business and by taking the decision to enter these prestigious awards you will start to look at what is going well and what you need to focus on. This can only be a good thing. These awards are very important to HSBC as we are keen to align and support businesses that are ambitious, have an eye on the future and show the potential to succeed. In south London there are many such businesses and this will bring some of them, deservedly, to the front of the stage.”

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