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Premier Marinas Wins Exhibitor Sustainability Award at the Southampton International Boat Show

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Premier Marinas was named joint winners of the Exhibitor Sustainability Award 2021 on the first day of the Southampton International Boat Show (Friday, September 10th). The Award scheme was organised by British Marine and supported by The Green Blue, a joint initiative between British Marine and the RYA. Sharing the award with Bentley Motors, Premier Marinas received the award in recognition of its long-term underlying commitment to environmentally responsible behaviour, and going the extra mile in terms of sustainable work practices at the Show and across their ten South coast marinas.

 “We are incredibly proud to be joint winners of the Exhibitor Sustainability Award 2021,” says Pete Bradshaw, CEO of Premier Marinas. “For Premier it’s already been a long journey and it continues. We are really proud of the team’s accomplishments so far including being the first marina operator to introduce waste recycling across all our sites, leading in solar power generation, our marina ablution facilities with water-saving features, and pump-out facilities for the safe disposal of ‘black water’. We are measuring our carbon footprint with the target of achieving net zero by 2050, and engaging with The Green Blue initiative to help educate ourselves and our customers.

“We’re also announcing our principal sponsorship of the In Our Element Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge rowing team at the Show. This team happens to be formed of four of my Premier Marinas’ colleagues seeking to raise awareness of the growing plastic pollution in our oceans – but they have a unique and exciting partnership. They will be announcing details of that on our Premier Marinas stand tomorrow at 11am. Being able to support initiatives like this is rewarding for Premier. It’s helping us extend our own understanding of sustainability issues, and it ultimately helps us focus on how we can support the global effort which is so important to us all.”

If you would like to find out more about the, In Our Element team and the journey they are undertaking click here.