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2022 SocEnv Awards

The 2022 winners of the prestigious Society for the Environment (SocEnv) Awards have been announced!

Celebrating those going above & beyond

Nominations are now closed and the fantastic winners have been announced. Find out more, here.

Could you be recognised in 2022 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 2022 edition of the SocEnv Awards. Nominate an outstanding Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) or Registered Environmental Technician (REnvTech) before the 22nd April 2022, 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:

  • 2022 Environmental Professional of the Year
  • 2022 Registrant Newcomer of the Year

The latter is specifically available to those who registered as a CEnv, REnvP or REnvTech for the first time since the start of 2021. 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.

Submit a free nomination

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 form (downloadable below) to [email protected]

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
  • Leadership
  • Effective communication
  • Personal commitment
  • Exceptional outcomes.

Further details, including the full entry criteria and conditions can be found on each nomination form. Nominations for both awards will be accepted until 16:00 BST on the 29th of April 2022 (extended from the 22nd following requests to allow more time for those enjoying an Easter break to enter their nominations).

If you are unsure if your nominee meets the criteria, please do get in touch.

Nomination Forms

Nomination forms are MS Word documents for ease of use. Each can be downloaded below:

Environmental Professional of the Year Registrant Newcomer of the Year

2021 Environmental Professional of the Year award winner

Dan Reading CEnv, Head of Sustainability at Right Formula. Reflecting on this achievement a year on, Dan said:

"I’ve always viewed the Environmental Professional of the Year Award as the highest accolade for an individual in our profession, so it was a huge honour to win it in 2021. In terms of career benefits, you certainly gain additional profile, but I find its greatest value is that it provides additional credibility when operating with clients and industries where assurance is paramount."

Following his award win, we caught up with Dan to have a chat about his achievements:

More winners from the SocEnv Awards

Read our 2022 nominations launch news piece to hear more from Dan (pictured above), 2021 Registrant Newcomer of the Year, Lara Young CEnv and the Chair of the Judging Panel, Dougal Driver CEnv.

Previous award winners have also included David Symons CEnv, Mandhy Senewiratne CEnv, Phillippa Pearson CEnv, David Stubbs CEnv and Graham Powell CEnv.

In 2022, the Registrant Newcomer of the Year Award will be in it’s third year. The two winners to date were Chris Landsburgh CEnv in 2020 and Lara Young CEnv in 2021.

Meet the Judges

Dougal Driver CEnv

Judging Committee Chair. Vice Chair, SocEnv. CEO, Grown in Britain

Prof. Will Pope HonFSE CEnv

Chair of the Board, SocEnv

Sandra Norval CEnv

Vice Chair, SocEnv. Future Growth Lead, Southern Water

Francesca Berriman MBE

Chief Executive, CIAT

Brian Robinson CEnv

Director, BJR Solutions Ltd

Mandhy Senewiratne CEnv

2020 Environmental Professional of the Year

Dan Reading CEnv

2021 Environmental Professional of the Year

Dr Emma Wilcox CEnv

Chief Executive, SocEnv

Dougal Driver CEnv

Judging Committee Chair. Vice Chair, SocEnv. CEO, Grown in Britain

Prof. Will Pope HonFSE CEnv

Chair of the Board, SocEnv

Sandra Norval CEnv

Vice Chair, SocEnv. Future Growth Lead, Southern Water

Francesca Berriman MBE

Chief Executive, CIAT

Brian Robinson CEnv

Director, BJR Solutions Ltd

Mandhy Senewiratne CEnv

2020 Environmental Professional of the Year

Dan Reading CEnv

2021 Environmental Professional of the Year

Dr Emma Wilcox CEnv

Chief Executive, SocEnv