Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-op (BHESCo) were the envy of the sustainability community when they picked up Green Business of the Year award at the 2018 Brighton & Hove Business Awards (the ‘BAHBA’s’).

The gala event was held at the Hilton Metropole and was attended by 400 representatives from the Brighton community, including East Brighton MP Lloyd Russell Moyle and local legend Fatboy Slim.

BHESCo Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2018 Winner
Lorraine Bell from the Green Growth Platform presents Dan Curtis from BHESCo with the award

The award was presented by Lorraine Bell from the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform, a local organization who provide support, grants, advice, and networking opportunities to local sustainable businesses.

When presenting the award, Lorraine told the audience:

"At the Green Growth Platform we are fortunate to work with lots of ‘disruptive’ innovators in the low carbon and environmental sector and I am delighted to present the Green Business of the Year award to BHESCo, an organisation who is leading the community energy revolution "
lorraine bell brighton and hove business awards
Lorriaine Bell
Green Growth Platform

By offering a ‘Pay As You Save’ model, BHESCo is able to develop energy projects for their customers at no upfront cost using funds raised from the local community. This means that customers start to see savings on their energy bills immediately, and don’t need to worry about finding the cash to pay for new equipment.

BHESCo have completed 35 community energy projects in this way since 2015 and are now working on several large scale projects that could prove to be game changers in the industry. These include transitioning an entire rural village from kerosene oil to a renewable heat network, powering the railways with solar electricity, and establishing the first community owned anaerobic digestion plant in the UK.

Dan Curtis, who collected the award on behalf of BHESCo, said:

"This award is a real milestone for our organization and shows just how far we’ve come since our first share offer back in 2015. We love what we do and look forward to developing more and more clean energy projects across Brighton and Hove in years to come.”
BHESCo Dan Curtis
Dan Curts
BHESCo

Any homeowner or business looking to cut their energy bills and environmental impact should contact BHESCo to see how they can start saving quickly, easily, and for no upfront cost.  

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