MEBC Annual Dinner (2)

View galleryHeld on the 4th December 2013 in the Banqueting Suite of Birmingham Council House. The key note speech was delivered by Chris Shearlock, Sustainable Development Manager at the Co-operative Group. Entertainment provided by Comedian Phil Walker and music was provided by Sampad.

MEBC CEO, Pat Laughlin said “the evening highlighted our continued work with partners to identify new market opportunity for Midlands business. Our priorities have included the opportunities offered by Government support for investment in new housing and infrastructure and retrofit programmes to improve energy efficiency in buildings.

In parallel we have worked with the skills agencies to develop new employer focused training programmes; helped members to take advantage of new funding schemes such as Green Bridge; and created networking and brokering opportunities.

This work will continue in 2014 with a new focus on resource efficiency, waste management and alternative sources of supply. As active members of Birmingham’s Green Commission we will continue to support plans which promote a Low Carbon society and our aim remains to create a truly sustainable Green Economy.”


With thanks to our 2013 sponsors.






MEBC Low Carbon Innovation Award

Smart Innovations Grid

SIGg Energy Management Controller has addressed a gap in the market for a meter capable of monitoring all power sources in real time and has the ability to significantly reduce carbon emissions for both new build and retrofitted premises.   The SIGg Energy Management Controller can easily be retro fitted to Sub Stations, Commercial and Domestic Properties.  SIGg and its associated products and compatible smart plugs and sockets can provide switching and control within the Low Voltage network.  SIGg has been successfully launched into the market.

MEBC Low Carbon Business Growth Award

Lorien Engineering 

Lorien is a leading design and engineering project management consultancy, providing innovative solutions for projects in the Waste and Renewable Sectors. They deliver over £150m of capital projects each year, including many for the food and drink industry,  In the last two years they have increased sales by 90% for their Carboneering ® services  and have created 11 new full time positions

MEBC Innovation in Construction Training Award

INEX Home Improvements 

Inex are a local SME that have embraced the opportunities of environmental improvement through ECO and Green Deal.  They have been awarded the Construction Training Award for their commitment shown to training through the investment in a programme which offers training to upskill existing staff and creates employment opportunities for the local area.  Working in partnership with local training companies and colleges, INEX have developed a unique back-to-work model which supports the long-term unemployed of all ages in a 3 week training course at Dudley College then a further 3 weeks training with INEX delivery teams.


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SHAP Retrofit Innovation Product Award


Ventive – the only totally passive approach to heat recovery ventilation. It is a Passive Heat Recovery Ventilation system that makes the most of a home’s infrastructure. Ventive products are suitable for both new build and retrofit markets.

SHAP Retrofit Innovation Installation and Service Delivery Award

Trent and Dove Housing 

Trent & Dove Housing is a Housing Association, formed in 2001, providing affordable housing for rent and shared ownership across East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire.  Managing approximately 5500 properties, the organisation plays a significant role in supporting the local economy and community.


Birmingham Energy Savers – Energy Efficient Community Award

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy 

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy was established in 2011 to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency in the area, while generating a surplus to re-invest in new local energy projects. It is a Society for the Benefit of the Community owned by its 54 shareholders