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2023 SocEnv Awards Winners Revealed!

Society for the Environment reveal the winners for both the Environmental Professional and Registrant Newcomer awards.

SocEnv award winners

Society for the Environment (SocEnv) recently held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the environmental professional community announcing the winners of the 2023 SocEnv Awards and hosting two World Environment Day lectures.  

More than 7,500 environmental professionals meet the required standards to highlight their environmental and sustainability expertise as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech), but some warrant further recognition for going above and beyond and are commended via the SocEnv Awards.  

We had a record number of entries in the 2023 SocEnv Awards which is an incredible step forward and showcases the number of outstanding environmental professionals working hard to protect, preserve or enhance the environment. The Society for the Environment is delighted to announce the highly deserving and exceptional awards winners of the prestigious 2023 SocEnv Awards.

The finalists were selected from an array of excellent nominations, received for environmental professionals working in agriculture, environmental management, energy, event management, water supply, transport, waste, engineering, and more.

This year’s awards winners are: 

2023 Environmental Professional of the Year Winner 

Claire Wansbury CEnv 

Fellow and Technical Director – Atkins Ltd 

Claire Wansbury CEnv reacted to winning the Environmental Professional of the Year by saying that “it’s a real honour and privilege thank you.”

2023 Environmental Professional of the Year Runner up 

Julie Duffus CEnv
Sustainability Senior Manager, International Olympic Committee 

2023 Registrant Newcomer of the Year Winner 

William Oliver CEnv 

Farmer, A H Oliver and Son 

William Oliver CEnv was not expecting the win as he reacted to the announcement by saying “I’m a bit shocked to be honest…I never thought it could happen.”

Our 2023 Award winners and runner up are highly deserving of this achievement and we are proud to highlight the incredible work, passion and drive that is shown through their efforts in the environmental field. A huge congratulations to them all and to our incredible finalists as well.

A showcase of expertise 

Adding to the celebration, the event also saw a number of insightful lectures on this year’s World Environment Day theme of ‘Solutions to Plastic Pollution’. These lectures, covering topics such as plastics vs food waste and household plastic waste recycling, were delivered by Chartered Environmentalists Catherine Burrows CEnv, Head of Waste Management for Sodexo UK & Ireland and Victoria Murray CEnv, Associate Director for Tetra Tech.  

Professor Will Pope HonFSE CEnv gave the annual Honorary Fellow Lecture, reflecting on his successful time as Chair of SocEnv. 

You can now watch back the full event on our YouTube channel.

2023 SocEnv Awards and Lectures