Memset recieves Guildford Green award

Memset is recognised for its initiatives to minimise their impact on the environment, winning the Guildford Green Award at the annual 2007/2008 Guildford Life with Style Awards.

The company states that judged by a panel of senior executives from organisations around the borough, the judges were impressed with their initiatives to not only minimise their impact on the environment, but to benefit the wider community as well.

The company avers that it was their investment in energy-saving technologies for its business with their Miniserver Virtual Machines, being the first hosting company to go carbon neutral in 2006 and their scheme for staff to travel to and from work on electric bikes that saw them placed among 40 finalists selected from over 300 entries.

Kate Craig-Wood, MD of Memset was in attendance to receive the award and commented: "We're delighted to have won this category in the Guildford awards. Since I founded the company in 2002, I have always ensured that we remain committed to the environment and make sure we minimise the impact of every business activity we perform. The initiatives that we have been recognised for, are not only good for the environment but for business too, and we hope other businesses will be encouraged to look at their impact on the environment as well."

David Hill, Chief Executive of Guildford Borough Council: "This year, we had a record number of some 300 nominations, presenting judges with a very challenging job. The number and quality of nominations clearly demonstrates why we should be proud of our borough and its achievements. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners and thank the judges and sponsors along with all those who put forward nominations."

Posted January 2008 by Kate Craig-Wood