Verlume, a specialist in intelligent energy management and energy storage, has been named as a finalist in the prestigious VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards for its work within the energy transition.

A record number of entrants for the 2022 awards have been narrowed down to 45 finalists across a range of industries. They will all be considered for one or more categories ahead of the award ceremony later this year.

Since 1999, the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards has recognised more than 270 businesses that have championed sustainability by identifying ways to tackle the impact on the planet by reducing consumption of its resources. The awards are a partnership between the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, The Scottish Government, Energy Saving Trust, Highland & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Enterprise, South of Scotland Enterprise, Scottish Water, Zero Waste Scotland and NatureScot.

Verlume has had previous success at the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards, winning the Innovation Award at the 2017 ceremony.

Paul Slorach, business development director at Verlume, said: “Verlume has been committed to the energy transition for almost a decade, working at the forefront of low carbon since 2013. We are pleased that our track record in clean energy systems is being recognised within the VIBES awards, demonstrating the significance of our range of intelligent energy management and energy storage products to the decarbonisation of energy systems. We are looking forward to the awards ceremony later in the year.”

Scottish Environment Minister, Mairi McAllan, said: “Businesses have a huge role to play in protecting our environment and tackling the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss and I would like to congratulate all those that have been shortlisted.”

Gillian Bruce, chair of VIBES – Scottish Environment Business Awards, said: “Every year, the VIBES Awards highlight the progress made across Scotland to help move towards net zero. We see more and more firms and organisations who recognise environmental innovation and best practice can also bring economic benefits and it is always inspiring to hear entrants tell us about their work.

“Scotland is a leader in climate change action and every business can play a part in leading Scotland to Net Zero. We hope the finalists will encourage others to improve their environmental practices and help to safeguard Scotland for future generations.”

Pictured – Paul Slorach, Business Development Director, Verlume