Belu Mineral Water Scoops Top Prize at Green Business Awards

Lloyds TSB People and Environment Business Awards (PEABs) awards Belu "Best Social Enterprise" and overall "PEAB Champion" awards

Belu, an exlusive partner of WaterAid, has won two awards at the 2013 People and Environment Awards for Business (PEABs) hosted by Lloyds TSB. The ceremony honoured a range of green business initiatives, seeking to showcase excellence and innovation in sustainability from a range of industries.

British Social Enterprise Belu scooped the top prize of the evening – the PEAB Champion award – which honoured one team above all the PEAB 2013 winners that had made the biggest overall impact on making British business more sustainable.
Belu’s impressive environmental credentials that render the company 100% carbon neutral, and its successful partnershipWaterAid, led to success on the night. 

Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK, said, "To see Belu awarded the highest accolade, fighting off competition from green business giants such as Marks and Spencer and The Co-operative, reaffirms our belief that social enterprises are going from strength to strength. Belu is a small social enterprise, but makes a huge impact, supporting people and protecting the planet. Being ethical runs through Belu, and they're an inspiring example to others. We are extremely proud of the team at Belu and their recognition at the PEAB awards."

Belu also went away with the accolade for 'Best Social Enterprise'. The award follows the announcement that Belu has to date raised £335,766 for charity partner WaterAid, transforming the lives of 22,384 people in the developing world by providing access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene education. Belu began their exclusive partnership with WaterAid in 2010, and 100% of Belu’s profits are donated to the charity.

Belu's CEO Karen Lynch commented, "Belu are delighted to have won the Social Enterprise category at this year's PEABs. To then also win PEAB Champion was a real reflection of the hard work and dedication of the team. We're proud to have our championing of a better and greener way of doing business recognised and hope that we can continue to inspire other social enterprises to show that it’s not just big budgets that get you noticed."