Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony

Thursday 9th November 2023 | The Bristol Hotel

Future Leap’s Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony, kindly headline sponsored by Thought Quarter and dinner sponsored by Bristol City Leap, will be an exciting finale to the 2023 Festival of Sustainable Business, aligning with Bristol’s One City plans.

The evening celebrates businesses that are standing out as leaders in sustainability and are recognised for their contributions towards people, profit and the planet.

The awards ceremony provides the platform and space for organisations and individuals to make vital connections, enabling collaboration under a common goal – to progress sustainability.

The dinner will begin with a drinks reception, followed by a gourmet 3 course dinner, prepared using locally and sustainably-sourced produce. The event will be interspersed with inspiring keynote speakers and award announcements.

Announcing our 2023 Shortlist!

Congratulations to the following nominees for being this year’s shortlist!


Social Sustainability

Ambition Lawrence Weston

SWIG Finance

Grace and Green


Low Carbon Tech Solutions

The Bottle Yard Studios

The CHEESE Project CIC



Critically Endangered Socks

Ambition Lawrence Weston

Belmont Estate


Circular Economy and Waste 

Oat Float


Share Bristol


Communicating the Climate and Ecological Emergency

Bristol 24/7

Avon Wildlife Trust

Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE)


Award Categories

  • Biodiversity (sponsored by lawlight solicitors)

    Ecosystems and habitats are hugely important. The loss of biodiversity affects our lives in many ways, from the insects that pollinate our food to the green spaces that enhance our health and wellbeing. We would love to hear from you if your organisation has improved biodiversity, enhanced ecosystems, or revived habitats. Whether this has happened on-site or external to where you are based, we want to hear from you and celebrate your achievements.

  • Social Sustainability (sponsored by TLT LLP)

    “Social sustainability is about identifying and managing business impacts, both positive and negative, on people. The quality of a company’s relationships and engagement with its stakeholders is critical. Directly or indirectly, companies affect what happens to employees, workers in the value chain, customers, and local communities, and it is important to manage impacts proactively”. (UN Global Compact)

  • Innovation in Low Carbon Tech (sponsored by EQUANS)

    The installation of low-carbon technology is crucial in our transition to net zero. We are looking for innovative changes in how you work, putting low-carbon solutions at the forefront of productivity – these could be simple but highly effective measures or hi-tech solutions. It is the impact of the change and how it positively affects your business and the environment that we are looking for.

  • Circular Economy and Waste (sponsored by Albert Goodman)

    “The circular economy is based on three principles, driven by design: 1) Eliminate waste and pollution 2) Circulate products and materials (at their highest value) 3) Regenerate nature. A circular economy decouples economic activity from the consumption of finite resources. It is a resilient system that is good for business, people, and the environment”. (Ellen MacArthur Foundation)

  • Communicating the Climate and Ecological Emergency (sponsored by Rin Hamburgh & Co)

     “Saving our planet is now a communications challenge”. (Sir David Attenborough). We would love to hear from you if your organisation has effectively used your communications expertise to create impactful change for people and the planet.

Evelyn Partners are the Festival’s proud Inclusivity Sponsor. If you need anything to make this event more accessible for you, do not hesitate to contact us.

What Winners Will Receive

  • Future Leap award (sustainably sourced)

  • Speech opportunity at the awards ceremony

  • 1 x ticket to the awards ceremony

  • 1 x year membership to Future Leap Network

  • Speaking slot at a 2024 Future Leap event

  • Opportunity to judge the 2024 awards There are three shortlists per category. All three organisations get a free ticket to the Awards Ceremony.

There are three shortlists per category. All three organisations get a free ticket to the Awards Ceremony.

The Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be complemented by a sustainably sourced, delicious drinks reception and three-course meal. The event will be interspersed with inspiring keynote speakers and award announcements. 

The Future Leap Sustainable Business Awards Ceremony aligns with Bristol’s One City plans and incorporates 5 key award themes.

Kindly Sponsored By

The Awards Ceremony is headline sponsored by Thought Quarter.

The dinner is sponsored by Bristol City Leap.

The drinks reception is sponsored by Termex.

The Festival of Sustainable Business 2023 is headline sponsored by Building Growth South West.



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