After a months-long scouting and vetting process, our partners at Swiss Re Foundation and Impact Hub Kings Cross have finally selected the winner of the Shine Innovation Award winner for 2022… Greens Made Easy!
Both teams began by scouting our networks and inviting others to hear about the programme’s opportunities. By October we had twenty-two entries nationally, with eight coming from our region. In November, following a rigorous evaluation process, we managed to arrive at a shortlist of seven, who went on to a series of final interviews by the Swiss Re Foundation team.
We’re very proud to have our own member Victoria Robertshaw – and her venture, Green Street – go deep into the competition and into the final three candidates.
At this point its only fine margins which separated the finalists and so Greens Made Easy edged out Green Street to take the prize for 2022. We can’t wait to see how Greens Made develops and grows with the support of the Shine programme!
The team at Impact Hub Bradford made ourselves available to support many of our members, whether it was initial soundings or detailed preparation. Overall, Swiss Re Foundation were very pleased with the overall calibre of entrants from the UK and we hope to work with them again in future!