Ecosurety managing director James Piper has been shortlisted for the Rising Star award, to be announced later this month.
The Business Leader Awards are the most prestigious in the South West and celebrate business and enterprise across small, medium and large companies.
The Rising Star award recognises a young business person aged under 35 who demonstrates enterprise, innovation and entrepreneurial flair. They must also demonstrate a number of qualities including strong leadership and vision, running a business with a proven record of growth and show evidence of a contribution to the community.
James, 29, was also recently named IoD Young Director of the Year in the South West and is now vying for the national title, to be announced on 21 October.
“It is a great honour to be in the running for the Business Leader Rising Star Award and it is testament to the on-going success of Ecosurety" commented James, "I am fortunate to be surrounded by a fantastic team and to personally represent the best of business in the South West is very humbling!”
Since he started at Ecosurety in 2009, James has worked in every department of the business, including marketing, sales and IT. During that time, he has helped the company evolve into one of the fastest growing resource efficiency specialists in the UK, with 14 new graduates recently joining.
He also lobbies the Government on waste issues, and oversees the company’s management and benefits structure. Ecosurety was recently among just seven percent of companies to be awarded an Investors in People Gold award.
Last year James was instrumental in driving forward Ecosurety’s journey-share scheme joinmyjourney, which has now been taken up by a number of large city employers, including the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (BTQEZ), home to more than 300 businesses, in addition to UWE, North Bristol NHS Trust, as well as at Aztec West business park, where Ecosurety is based.
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Ben joined the team at the beginning of 2015 and helps drive marketing communications and projects for Ecosurety, including project managing the launch of the Ecosurety Exploration Fund and website content development.
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