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Harper Macleod sponsors new Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards on evening of 10th SHREC conference

Harper Macleod is delighted to announce that it will be the headline sponsor at the first ever Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards – a fantastic new event celebrating the region's green energy sector.

The Awards, being organised by Scottish Provincial Press (SPP) will take place on the evening of the 25th April, following on from the 10th Anniversary edition of Harper Macleod's own Scottish Highland Renewable Energy Conference (SHREC) which will be held at the same venue, the Kingsmills Hotel, that afternoon.

Together, the events will make up the inaugural Renewable Energy Day 2019, a day of celebration for the region's renewables industry.

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SHREC 2019 - the 10th anniversary edition

It is fitting that the 10th annual SHREC will set the scene for the day, as it is in part down to the hard work and innovation of many of those who have contributed to SHREC over the years that there are so many success stories to celebrate.

That's why the 10th SHREC will be a little different to the nine that have gone before – taking advantage of the milestone to take stock of what has gone before, what has been achieved in that time, and look at what lies ahead.

The full line up for SHREC 2019 has yet to be finalised, but the emphasis is very much on creating a 'Greatest Hits' edition – one that both SHREC regulars and new attendees won't want to miss.

This year's conference will also be free to attend – a token of goodwill for the support it has received for so many years. And it will finish in time to allow those who also wish to attend the Energy Awards, being held the same venue, to get ready for the big night.

David Bone, the Lead Partner of Harper Macleod's Energy & Natural Resources team – and the only man to have spoken at all 10 SHRECs – said: "Back in 2010 we had no idea how the SHREC Conference was going to be received. Now, as soon as we announce the date people register their place without even knowing the exact line-up for the event.

"I'm delighted that we are able to mark this 10th anniversary with a very special edition, and by participating in the new Highlands & Islands Renewable Energy Awards. I'm looking forward to a great day when all of us involved in renewables can get together and celebrate everything that's good about the sector."

Highlands and Islands Renewable Energy Awards

The new Awards will see more than 200 guests representing the very best of Highlands Renewables comes together to celebrate their acheivements, and the contribution that the sector makes to the Highlands and Islands economy.

There will be 10 awards, with the full list of categories being:

  • Best Renewable Energy Project, sponsored by Aspect Surveys
  • Best Supply Chain/service company, sponsored by Cromarty Firth Port Authority CFPA
  • Best Community Energy Project, sponsored by Atmos Consulting
  • Best Trainee/Apprentice, sponsored by SSE
  • Best Smart Energy/Carbon Reduction Project, sponsored by Nevis Environmental
  • Best Exporter, sponsored by HIE
  • Best Marine Operator, sponsored by North Connect KS
  • Best Public Sector Collaboration, Roadbridge UK
  • Best Housing Energy Efficiency in House Design or Build, sponsored by Resen Waves
  • Outstanding Achievement, sponsored by Harper Macleod

Full details of how to make a nomination will be available when the awards are opened for entries in early January.

Reserve your place at one or both of these great events

People involved in the sector can go to either or both of these fantastic events. To mark the 10th edition, SHREC will be free to attend this year. Places at the Awards, which will be a glittering black-tie event, featuring a three-course meal and entertainment, will cost £55+ VAT per person.

You can register for a place at SHREC here.

You can register for more information about the Awards here: awards@spp-group.com