The “Judges’ Award” congratulates the company that has demonstrated the best overall performance. This year, it was awarded to Chris McBean, CEO of ELeather.
The Awards dinner was attended by more than 125 industry leaders, including CEOs from top companies spanning almost all sustainability sectors, along with figures from Europe’s most prominent investment funds.
The CleanTech industry has presented many challenges to its companies and investors in the recent past, but the consensus at the Connect Awards was clear: the renewables ecosystem has reached significant scale and the prospect of continued growth and innovation is undisputable.
The event celebrated the achievements of some of the fastest growing and most innovative companies, whilst also providing a unique networking opportunity event for executives, investors and industry thought leaders.
Seven awards were given out, including a new award for “Deal of the Year”, created in response to the increasing number of successful exits in the sustainability sector.
The annual event was organised by GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank. GP Bullhound Connect 2016 was sponsored by InnoEnergy, CleanPath China, Lingang Group, and RUSTONJenkins, alongside media and brand sponsorship from Tesla, London & Partners, Zaha Hadid Architects, Cleantech Magazine, and Cleantech Group.