The National Best New Business Awards supports industrious, hardworking and enterprising small and medium enterprises nationally. Each application is scored by up to four different judges from a panel of up to 30 judges.
FSB member Clive Bonny of Strategic Management Partners and Mark Pellant of Koru Architects had set up a joint venture Passiv Pod in Brighton. They attended the awards ceremony in London and were delighted to receive the coveted title of Construction Business of the Year.
But the accolades didn’t end there. PassivPod also won the prestigious Overall Winner award, beating competition from all other industries – and 68 other new businesses and award finalists – represented at the ceremony.
Clive Bonny, said: “The construction industry needs much more focus on sustainability and environmental protection, and this national award supports our mission.”
The two awards will join PassivPod’s ever-growing trophy cabinet alongside its recent Innovation in Sustainable Accommodation award from the 2017/2018 Corporate LiveWire Technology Awards.
The company will shortly be launching a crowdfunding campaign to fund the construction of a PassivPod showroom to demonstrate eco design with healthy biophilic properties. Shares in the business will be offered to private equity investors and to the public for less than £100.
Mark Pellant said: “We’re delighted to have won Construction Business of the Year and are especially proud to win such a highly competitive title as Overall Winner of the best new business nationally.
“Having worked as an architect specialising in sustainable design for the past two decades, it’s very encouraging to see the growing interest in sustainable construction and awareness of the problems associated with traditional construction practices.
“With three national awards under our belt in the last six months, we’re very positive about PassivPod’s continued success and excited for what the rest of 2018 brings.”
Beyond the primary goal of designing high-quality PassivPod designs, PassivPod promotes a wider vision for a sustainable society. Housing, leisure and education (among other sectors) need to drastically change course in order to provide a high quality of life within the planet’s limits.