Rushlight Awards

Rushlight Awards 2016-17

The 10th Anniversary Rushlight Awards were celebrated at a fabulous Party on Wednesday 25 January at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Our guest of honour, John Loughhead, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, reminded us of some of the success stories that have come out of the awards over the last 10 years and how things have evolved for the cleantech industry.

There has been a lot of media coverage for the event and the successful entrants, including:

as well as the Environment Times and Blue & Green Tomorrow and Energy Live News (

Rushlight Awards 2016-17 results:

The Rushlight Award Winner:   ITM Power
Group categories  Winner:
Rushlight Natural Energy Award Enviga Geothermal Ltd 
Rushlight Clean Energy Award ITM Power 
Rushlight Energy Environmental Award Reactive Technologies Ltd
Rushlight Resource Innovation Award Nextek Ltd
Rushlight Environmental Management Award The Greenhouse Project


Direct entry categories      Winner:
Rushlight Solar Award Onyx Solar Energy SL
Rushlight Ground & Air Source Power Award Enviga Geothermal Ltd
Rushlight Wind Power Award GreenSpur Renewables
Rushlight Marine & Hydro Energy Award European Marine Energy Centre
Rushlight Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Award ITM Power
Rushlight Power Gen and Transmission Award BasePower Ltd
Rushlight Energy Reduction Award High Performance Sports Ltd
Rushlight Energy Efficiency Award Reactive Technologies Ltd
Rushlight Water Treatment Award Perceptive Engineering Ltd
Rushlight Organic Resource Award BIOTELos Ltd
Rushlight Resource Recycling Award Nextek Ltd
Rushlight Clean Environment Award Smart Separations Ltd
Rushlight Responsible Product or Service Award Aquapak Polymers Ltd
Rushlight Sust Manufacturing & Services Award Revaluetech Ltd
Rushlight Sust Agric, Forestry & Biodiversity Award South East Water
Rushlight Environmental Analysis & Metrology Award Oxford Environmental Tools
Rushlight Sustainability Initiative Award Cleanweb Ltd


The following organisations were also highly commended for their entries in their specific categories:
Rushlight Ground & Air Source Power Award  Smart Renewable Heat
Rushlight Marine & Hydro Energy Award  Rumbling Bridge Community Scheme
Rushlight Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Award  ULEMCo
Rushlight Power Gen and Transmission Award  WaterGEN
Rushlight Energy Reduction Award  The Greenhouse Project
Rushlight Energy Efficiency Award  Perpetual V2G
Rushlight Water Treatment Award  NVP Energy
Rushlight Clean Environment Award  University of Liverpool
Rushlight Responsible Product or Service Award  Sustainable Pipeline Systems and D-Orbit
Rushlight Sust Manufacturing & Services Award  Carbon Cycle and NiTech Solutions
Rushlight Sust Agric, Forestry & Biodiversity Award  The Greenhouse Project
Rushlight Sustainability Initiative Award  Big Green Machine


Impact Hub Westminster
Impact Hub Westminster 2Impact Hub Westminster gave a prize of 3 months free Hub 100 Membership (worth £795), giving a total of 300 hours of use of their space and support services.

The winner was: Smart Separations Ltd

This fantastic prize included:  access to their central London collaborative workspace for 100 hours a month;  membership to a community of like-minded community of entrepreneurs;  virtual access to a global network of impact makers;  discounted/free access to events and programmes;  discounted business support services;  25% – 50% discount on event space hire;  Global Impact Hub Passport – work in spaces across the world;  free tea and coffee;  a mailbox for £30 p/m; a landline phone connection for £20 p/m

Launched in 2011, Impact Hub Westminster is one of the largest of a global network of locally owned collaborative working spaces.  Our primary aim is to support organisations with positive social and environmental impact at the heart of their missions. We provide flexible access to workspace and curate a supportive, collaborative environment for these impact makers.  We believe early stage organisations struggle to survive in isolation. Our environment and services are designed to incubate the growth and impact of our members through collaboration and support.  To further support our community, we host a continuous flow of relevant events and programmes providing a stream of learning and networking opportunities for our members.

PR Support from Barking Dog Communications

Barking Dog logoOnce again, Barking Dog Communications provided free PR support to the overall and group category winners in publicising their achievements as an extra benefit for their success.

They also provided all the social media coverage of the Awards and Show in the lead up to and on the day.  This had a dramatic effect on the level of twitter coverage for Rushlight and resulted in a substantial increase in our number of followers.  They were brilliant!

Background to the Rushlight Awards 2016-17

They are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally.

The Rushlight Awards are open to all types of organisation at any stage of corporate development, including individual inventors, early stage companies, charities, universities, SMEs, quoted companies and multi-nationals.

There are all the categories from prior years (see Categories), including the following:

  1. each of the renewable energy types
  2. improvements to older energy forms
  3. environmental clean-up solutions
  4. resource efficiency in all its guises
  5. transport of all types
  6. sustainable manufacturing, sustainable products, sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, environmental metrology
  7. sustainable initiatives, programmes and deployment

At the Rushlight Show, all entrants can have a poster in the Exhibition and a presentation pitch in the Rushlight Cleantech Showcase and/ or the Sustainable Solutions Market Panel to investors, financiers and major corporate customers.