Chairman’s award for Cottingham company

Representatives of Pure Renewables collect their Chairmans Award.
Representatives of Pure Renewables collect their Chairmans Award.

A Cottingham-based company has been honoured at the annual East Riding of Yorkshire Council Chairman’s Awards.

Pure Renewables Limited claimed the Chairman’s Business Award - Under 50 Employees’ category during the ceremony at The Spa, Bridlington.

The ceremony celebrated the contributions made by individuals and organisations over the last year which has helped to make the East Riding a better place.

The finalists were all nominated by members of the public and were invited to attend the annual ceremony where the winners were presented with their awards by chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Councillor Peter Turner – his last engagement as chairman.

Originally set up to provide homes with solar thermal energy systems, Pure Renewables has recently expanded into the commercial market and invested in new premises in Cottingham.

The company is passionate about creating employment opportunities for local and young people and their commitment to staff, excellent customer service and specialisms within the renewables market has seen the company double its workforce as well as an increase of approximately 30 per cent in turnover in the last two years. It is heavily involved in the local community and each year give 10 per cent of their profits to local charities and offer free advice and support to local start-up businesses.

Managing director Chris Whitelock said: “We are absolutely thrilled to win the award. It means a lot to us as a team. We work very hard and this accolade is for everyone. It will add to the profile of the business and help champion the renewables sector.”

Beverley’s own Chantal Green just missed out in Chairman’s sport awards - Talented Performer category, while M&F Fresh Produce Limited, Woodmansey, was nominated in the 51 and Over Employees category.

Beverley Street Angels were nominated for the Chairman’s Community Award - Group category along with Hull and East Yorkshire MIND.