Action Renewables teaming up with Naturgy Energy are set to celebrate Northern Ireland innovation in renewables

Teaming up with event sponsors including renewable electricity supplier Naturgy Energy and Tughans Solicitors at Titanic Belfast, Action Renewables recently announced that this year’s annual awards luncheon will take place at the iconic Titanic Belfast on Thursday 31st March 2016. Now in their 8th year, the Action Renewables Awards are recognised as the flagship awards of the renewables industry in Northern Ireland.

Ciaran McConville, Business Development and Marketing Assistant, Action Renewables, said at the awards launch that 2016’s event would be the best yet. “Now in their eighth year the Action Renewables Awards have gained more and more momentum and popularity with each year, and has become a key event in the Northern Ireland Business calendar.” said Ciaran.

“We’re delighted to welcome back event host Jamie Delargy and our esteemed panel of judges for 2016, which includes industry experts Carol Forster, Operations Manager, NIEL; Jim Kitchen, Director, Sustainable NI; Dr Robin Curry, Queen’s University Belfast’s School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering; and Andy McCrea, Renewable Energy Consultant. The high calibre of industry figures who attend the annual event teamed with the stunning modern venue of Titanic Belfast will help to make this year’s event one to remember.”

With expertise in diverse areas of renewables development and practice, the 2016 judging panel represents all facets of the industry in Northern Ireland. “It is a pleasure to be invited to judge the Action Renewables Awards again this year,” said Carol Forster, Northern Ireland Environment Link. “The initiative has grown from strength to strength and is a wonderful way to showcase and celebrate excellence in the renewable energy sector.”

Last year’s Action Renewables Awards saw more entries than ever, with accolades going to 9 local businesses, organisations, and community groups demonstrating excellence in renewables practice and development. This year will include the addition of a new category, ‘Best Energy Saving Large Organisation’, sponsored by Naturgy, added to the line-up of accolades given during the luncheon.

“We are delighted to sponsor the Action Renewables Awards for the second year running, helping to highlight the wide range of expertise and innovation that exists across Northern Ireland’s renewables industry” said Mary Rossiter, Marketing Manager, Naturgy Energy. “The impressive calibre of last year’s entries and the overwhelmingly positive response to the awards clearly demonstrates the importance of renewables to local businesses. As a supplier of 100% green electricity, this is something we’re seeing on the ground first hand, which is very encouraging. We would encourage as many businesses as possible to enter this year and help us to celebrate the very best in renewables.”

Continuing their long-standing relationship with the Action Renewables Awards, Maria O’Loan, Planning and Environment Partner, Tughans added, “We are delighted to sponsor the Action Renewables Awards for eight years running. We recognise the importance of renewable technologies in Northern Ireland’s economic development having worked on some of the region’s most innovative renewable projects. The awards recognise the achievements and importance of the industry”

The deadline for entry to the 2016 Action Renewables Awards is 5pm Monday 15th February 2016. Winners will be announced at the flagship industry awards event held at Titanic Belfast in advance of a gourmet lunch and afternoon networking event on Thursday 31st March.

To download an entry pack or book a place at the awards visit