David Williams wins Renewables and Cleantech category for London and the South
Eco2 Press Release
The Chief Executive and co-founder of Cardiff-based renewable energy Company, Eco2 has won the ‘Renewables and Cleantech’ category of the Ernst & Young UK Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, and will go on to the next stage of the UK finals in October.
Winning the London and South region of the awards, David Williams was described by judges as “a pioneer of renewable energy technology” who “has shown great success by taking significant risk in a highly challenging industry”. They went on to say that “David received an original equity of £4m in 2005. Since then, Eco2’s funders have received £82m in net gains”.
David will compete along with 13 other finalists from the evening and the winners of other regional heats to become Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year later this year.
The progress made in this competition follows a win in the Leading Wales Awards in recognition of David’s Entrepreneurial Leadership in the Private Sector in May this year, the Energy Institute’s Individual Achievement Award in November 2011, the Inspire Wales Environmentalist Award 2011 and his REA Champion Award in 2007, awarded in respect of a lifetime’s achievements in renewable energy.
On being selected as a finalist, David said, “I am proud to have come so far in these prestigious awards. We have overcome many challenges as a company, especially in these economic times, and are continuing to deliver successful results.
“It means a lot to me to be recognised for all our hard work, and, as always, I would like to thank the entire Eco2 team for the part they played. We’re looking forward to finding out the overall results in October.”
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