Energy efficiency expert Mark Robinson has been named Entrepreneur of the Year at the New Energy & Cleantech Awards 2014.
Mark, Chief Executive of the APC Technology Group of companies which includes energy reduction specialists Minimise, received the energy industry award at a ceremonial event held in London on April 30.
Judges paid tribute to Mark’s role in the Group’s expansion into new business areas and in particular his work to establish Minimise as industry leaders in the delivery of energy efficiency technologies, products and services unique in the marketplace.
Mark’s entrepreneurial experience dates back to 1992 when he guided the Group to substantial growth through diversification into the communications market sector. At the time the company was at the forefront of the development of an innovative range of communications components which helped in the advancement and adoption of internet access technologies including the broadband technology that is commonplace today.
In 2008 his attention switched to the cleantech sector through Minimise, which has subsequently enjoyed significant growth based on developing and deploying energy efficient solutions which help customers maximise profitability by reducing energy consumption.
Speaking after the event, Mark said: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of all my colleagues at Minimise and within the APC Technology Group. It was a great honour just to be shortlisted in this category with representatives from companies that share our commitment to energy efficiency, innovation and sustainability.
“Winning this award further establishes our position as industry leaders, delivering energy savings to clients of all sizes and sectors through our complementary range of products and services.
“As sponsors of the Retail Company of the Year award, Minimise would like to congratulate John Lewis on their success in this category and commend all the shortlisted companies, including Morrisons, The Co-Operative Group and Sainsbury’s, on their energy saving achievements.”
The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise those who play a pivotal role in the process and shaping on the future green energy and cleantech industries, including companies, entrepreneurs, investors and specialist advisers.