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22nd January 2009

Electric night for G & P with double award triumph


Leading waste battery collection and recycling company G & P Batteries are celebrating after winning two categories in the 2008 Rushlight Awards.

The company received two crystal trophies after winning both the waste management and waste innovation categories at a packed gala dinner held at the New Connaught Rooms in London.  The awards were made in recognition of G & P’s efforts in developing the most environmentally effective waste collection and separation arrangements for waste batteries.


Rushlight Award Ceremony
Pictured after their awards triumph are (back L – R) Greg Clementson, Commercial Director, Michael Green, Managing Director, (front L -  R) Emma Lyndon and Amy Price

The second annual Rushlight Awards were attended by investors, city advisers, trade associations, government departments, companies and organisations which are leading the way in ‘clean technology’.  They celebrate the significant achievements of UK and Irish technology, innovation and commerce in helping to address the key issues of climate change and waste management.

Clive Hall, Chief Executive of Eventure Media, who organised the awards, said: “This year we have received almost 50% more entries than last year which is a fair reflection on the development of clean technology in the UK and Ireland.

Rushlight Awards Winner

“The judges considered that their entry showed a whole systems approach to a practical issue. It was timely given the forthcoming Batteries Directive targets and as well as supplying a solution to a growing problem they have taken innovative approaches both operationally and in providing advice across handling, storage, transportation and recycling of batteries.” 

G & P Batteries’ Managing Director, Michael Green, received the Waste Management award from Chris Murphy, Deputy Chief Executive of CIWM, and the Waste Innovation award from Stephan Decher, Partner, Clean Capital.  “We are thrilled that our efforts in furthering battery recycling in the UK have been recognised in this way,” said Michael Green.  “With the Batteries Directive legislation looming, the UK is facing some tough challenges to meet the targets set.  As a business we believe we are well prepared to meet the pending upsurge and it is heartening to have these endorsements of our business operation.”

Darlaston based G & P Batteries offers a nationwide service for the collection and recycling of all waste batteries.  These include large-scale industrial batteries, those used in the automotive industry and the millions of portable batteries used in everyday applications ranging from toothbrushes to TV remote controls.  The company is widely regarded in the industry and with influencers as the experts in waste battery matters.



Note to Editors:

Rushlight Awards
The Rushlight Awards are a celebration and a promotion of new technology, innovation and best practice across the whole clean technology spectrum for organisations throughout UK and Ireland.  Designed to highlight their achievements, they are a means of disseminating their successes to support further development.  The awards were presented at a Gala Dinner on 22nd January 2009 at the New Connaught Rooms in London.  Over 300 guests representing the leading clean technology developers, academics, supporting trade associations, government departments and media partners enjoyed a fun evening and learnt about the enormous strides being made by UK and Irish clean technology developers.  The Rushlight Awards are one of a number of events run by Eventure Media Ltd focused entirely on the clean technology sector, with the Rushlight Survey and ensuing report, Rushlight Briefings and the Rushlight Conference to follow later in the year.