29 AUGUST 2011 – Stephen Beech celebrated at the British Renewable Energy Awards by winning The Pioneer Award. His victory was at the 6th annual British Renewable Awards.
Stephen Beech has featured in RPI (November 2010). His company, Beech Properties, owns a large number of student properties in Manchester and has turned some of them Carbon neutral.
Afterwards, Beech said: “this is great encouragement for other landlords to install Renewable technologies with the demand for energy efficient rental properties increasing.
“it also shows that small companies can compete with the big boys when it comes to being green in business”
Beech has installed green technologies including solar panels, air source heat pumps and under floor heating, benefiting both tenants and his company.
He has also won the best refurbishment award in Environment and Energy Awards, has just been shortlisted in the 2011 Nectar Small Business Awards, and was commented in the 2010 Energy Innovation Awards. Beech is now helping other property owners get grants for solar panels with his company Beech Solar. He said: “I’m committed to demonstrating that going green is not only food for the environment, it’s good for your finances too”.