2023 SocEnv Awards
We celebrated outstanding achievement during the recent SocEnv Awards and Lectures event. The event showcased and recognised the registered environmental professional community. Alongside special lectures on the World Environment Day theme of plastic pollution, with the event culminating with the announcement of the winners of the 2023 SocEnv Awards. Watch back our full Awards and Lectures event now
Celebrating those going above and beyond in their fields!
Update: Nominations are officially closed for 2023 and will reopen again in 2024.
Could you be recognised for your outstanding environmental work? Or, do you know a deserving colleague who has recently gone above and beyond to protect or enhance the environment?
We are delighted to welcome nominations for the 2023 edition of the SocEnv Awards.
Nominate an outstanding Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) before the 18th April 2023 at 9am, for free.
Designed to recognise those outstanding individuals who have innovated, inspired, and have gone beyond what’s expected in their recent work to protect, preserve, or enhance the environment, there are two prestigious awards up for grabs:
- 2023 Environmental Professional of the Year
- 2023 Registrant Newcomer of the Year
The latter is specifically available to those who registered as a CEnv, REnvP or REnvTech since January 2022. Hitting the ground running as a newly registered environmental professional is something to be celebrated. We therefore want to commend those who have thrived as a registrant in a short space of time.
Find out who the 2023 finalists are below:
Submit nomination for free
Nominees for both awards must be registered as a CEnv, REnvP or REnvTech. However, nominations can be submitted by anyone, including self-nominations.
To nominate an outstanding environmental professional, please complete and submit a nomination on our Zealous platform linked below.
The nomination forms request details of the nominee’s (or your) commitment to professional practice, major achievements and how their recent work has made a real difference to protecting, preserving, or enhancing the environment and advancing the principles of sustainability. Nominees will be judged on the extent to which they have made a difference while demonstrating an outstanding record in the four main competences across each registration, as well as a fifth criteria that underlines exceptional outcomes:
- Application of knowledge
- Effective communication
- Personal commitment
- Exceptional outcomes.
Further details, including the full entry criteria and conditions can be found on each nomination page on Zealous, please read the guidelines in full to ensure a successful nomination.
Nominations for both awards will be accepted until 09:00 BST on the 18th of April 2023.
If you are unsure if your nominee meets the criteria, please do get in touch.
Zealous nomination pages:
There are two awards so please ensure you click on the right one for your nomination:
Environmental Professional of the Year – A registrant registered with us before January 2022
Registrant Newcomer of the Year – A new registrant who has registered with us since January 2022.
Video Nomination Pilot
SocEnv is committed to being an inclusive organisation. This year we are piloting video nominations as an option to make our application process easier and more accessible to a wider range of people. Video nominations should be a maximum of two minutes per section (application questions are outlined in the section below). The video application can be done with one video per section or all of your answers to the five sections in one video.
If you would like to have the guidelines within easy access when completing your application, download the PDF file here.
If you experience difficulties in completing either a written or video nomination and/or require adjustments for accessibility, please email [email protected]
Past winners from the SocEnv Awards:
Chartered Environmentalist of the Year:
2013 Professor David Stubbs CEnv, the Head of Sustainability for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
2014 Professor Martin Bigg CEnv
2015 Dr Lucinda Gilfoyle CEnv, Catchment and Coastal Strategy Manager at Anglian water
Environmental Professional of the Year:
2017 Phillippa Pearson CEnv, Catchment Manager at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water
- Elaine McFarlane – Highly commended finalist
- Graham Powell – Highly commended finalist
2018 Graham Powell CEnv, CHP (Combined Heat and Power) Manager at Anglian Water
- James Peacock CEnv – Runner up
- Gemma Williams REnvTech – Highly commended finalist
- David Hampton CEnv – Highly commended finalist
- Mark Gallagher CEnv – Highly commended finalist.
2019 Jerome Baddley CEnv, Head of Unit – the National Sustainable Development Unit for the NHS, Public Health and Social Care at the NHS and Public Health England.
- Professor Carolyn Roberts CEnv – Highly commended finalist
- Diana Pound CEnv – Highly commended finalist
2020 Mandhy Senewiratne CEnv, Director at Fyrefly Global Sustainability Ltd AND David Symons CEnv, UK Director of Sustainability at WSP
- Prof. Daniel B. Oerther CEnv – Highly commended finalist
- Claire Wansbury CEnv – Highly commended finalist
2021 Dan Reading CEnv, Head of Sustainability at World Sailing
2022 Becky Toal CEnv, Managing Director at Crowberry Consulting Ltd
2023 Claire Wansbury CEnv, Fellow and Technical Director at Atkins Ltd
Registrant Newcomer of the Year:
2020 Chris Landsburgh CEnv, Environmental & Sustainability Manager at Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd
- James Hicks CEnv, Senior Ecologist at Atkins – Highly commended finalist
2021 Lara Young CEnv, Group Carbon Manager at Costain
- Gemma Williams CEnv, Ecology & Biodiversity Advisor, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water – Highly commended finalist
2022 Paul Field CEnv, Environmental & Compliance (ESG) Manager at Janus International Europe Ltd
2023 Will Oliver CEnv, Farmer at A H Oliver and Son
2022 Environmental Professional of the Year award winner
Becky Toal CEnv, Managing Director Crowberry Consulting Ltd. Reflecting on this achievement a year on, Becky said:
"As a winner in 2022 it’s a fantastic validation of the creative effort of an environmental and sustainability manager, recognising the valuable input to society and communities of your knowledge, skills, and competencies. As the owner of Crowberry Consulting Ltd – Enabling sustainable futures it has led to new business opportunities. For anyone who would like to nominate or self-nominate I encourage you to go for it, the form is easy to fill out and an impartial judging process is also in place.”
See how Becky reacted to winning the award in our virtual ceremony:
Meet the Judges
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