eibe has been crowned International Green World Ambassadors at a prestigious ceremony at the Houses of Parliament in London. The recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of our Walthamstow Regeneration project entitled “Eastmenders”, which won a Green Apple Environment Award in June of this year.
The awards, held on Monday November 10th 2014, were attended by our very own Tilo Eichinger (managing director), Ben Eichinger (international sales manager), Paul Redden (managing director – UK), Ben Neaves (projects manager) and Sandra O’Sullivan (playspace consultant). Joining the eibe team were Vala Valavan (Head of Transport) and Ben Frearson (Project Development Officer - Parks & Play) from Waltham Forest Council.
“The day was perfect from start to finish,” commented Redden, “We took our colleagues and clients around Downing Street and the House of Lords including afternoon tea at The Institute of Directors. To then be at the Houses of Parliament to receive such respected recognition for our ongoing environmental endeavours was a euphoric moment for the business. It is testimony to the whole company’s design skills, sales efforts and customer care charter.”
eibe also received a separate eco-visitor award for its Dalby Forest project, culminating in a whole host of winners’ photographs for the team! Dalby was previously the recipient of a Sustainable Development Award in the CSR Excellence Category at The Crystal in London.
As a result of our accolades, eibe Play have been invited to have our winning paper published in The Green Book, the world’s only annual work of reference on environmental best practice that is distributed to environment professionals, universities and libraries around the world by The Green Organisation.
The Green Apple Award judges commented:
“eibe’s Waltham Forest project has established a framework of playspaces across the London borough. Children can now play, socialise and integrate with each other; something that was previously unavailable in many built-up areas of the East End. eibe’s play equipment entertains, exercises and occupies the youngsters, leaving the older generations to roam freely and safely among the imaginative surroundings.”
The winning paper now goes forward for further judging and the possibility of representing the UK in the Brussels-led European Business Awards for the Environment.