It was a night to remember for Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM) at this year’s South Coast Business Awards, where DLM won the Sustainable Business of the year at the glitzy black tie event held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton at the start of the month.
The Daily Echo awards aim to reward the best in local business and recognise the achievements of companies and individuals across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Sustainable business of the year award sponsored by Meacher’s Global Logistics were looking for a company who achieved a sustainable business growth model, embrace sustainability and embedded it within their company culture, demonstrated how customers have engaged with the sustainability policy and demonstrated an innovate sustainability model.
DLM entered the awards back in April by submitting an application to the Daily Echo’s online portal. DLM were delighted to hear they had been shortlisted along with three other companies. They were asked to do a 30 minutes presentation to three judges, from the category sponsor Meachers Global Logistics; award sponsors Santander and overall sponsors Trethowans. The judges visited the DLM offices in Nursling, where DLM were able to expand on answers given in the first application and demonstrate examples of their sustainable habits within the workplace.
Jeff Halford, Director at DLM, comments "We are thrilled to have won this award. It really is a great achievement for us. We have recently expanded our business to encompass a brand new office space, showcasing the latest in sustainable equipment such as LED lights, motion censored lighting system and eco-friendly air conditioning. We also enlisted the help of Sustrans, national sustainability charity to promote cycling to work which helped us to support the staff who wanted to cycle. We now have over half the staff cycling to work on a daily basis.
"We are passionate about the environment and always looking at ways we can improve, so to be regonised as sustainable business of the year is fantastic. I’m very proud of the team here at DLM, lets keep up the good work!"