Green solutions impress judges at the Shell Springboard Cambridge Final
Feb 19, 2010
Three small UK businesses with innovative ideas for tackling climate change won awards of £40,000 from Shell Springboard, a programme designed to promote the growth of the low carbon economy in the UK, at the regional final held in Cambrdge on 17th February.
Cryomation received the financial boost for its greener alternative cremation method.
Trendform Ltd received the financial boost for its ‘Eco-Slab’, a polystyrene-based, modern, cost-effective alternative to pre-cast concrete floors that could have a significant positive environmental impact.
Shiply.com received the financial boost for developing an online marketplace for transporting goods which has saved over 2,985,881kg of CO2 since it launched in June 2008.
The Shell Springboard programme, which has awarded over £1.3 million to 35 UK small businesses since it launched in 2005, this year celebrates its fifth anniversary. The programme encourages a positive business response to the challenge of climate change by providing a no-strings financial boost to ideas for innovative products and services that could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Duncan Macleod, Vice President of Future Fuels, Shell UK said: “Over the last five years, Shell Springboard has given £1.3 million to thirty small businesses with innovative ideas for climate change. It’s fantastic to see that the UK’s entrepreneurs continue to respond to the challenge of climate change and Shell is very happy to continue to provide some real support. We wish all three businesses every success in moving forwards.”
All three businesses will now compete to be named as the overall UK winner in London on 2nd March.