The roof gardens in central Kensington are on the 6th floor of building incorporating office, shops and homes.
Pink Flamingos and exotic ducks swim in a pond, trees flourish. A great setting for an awards ceremony.
I attended to present one of the awards on behalf of the Electronics Knowledge Transfer Network. http://www.electronics-ktn.com/
Electronic Yorkshire is the regional partner to the E KTN. http://www.electronicsyorkshire.org.uk/
Caroline Hayes, editor, Electronic Product Design explains how the awards came into being: 'The e-Legacy Awards are a defiant response to reports about the 'wasteful' power-hungry' electronics industry....Yet in my role as editor, I see so many positive things that electronics companies do, that I wanted a vehicle to show this and to demonstrate how we can create a lasting legacy for future generations.'
The categories being awarded were for
1. Contribution to Sustainability
2. Environmental Design –This was sponsored by Leeds based Farnell.
3. Investment in Training
4. Medical advances
5. Investment in Environment
6. Investment in Education- the category I was presenting.
7. Contribution to security
According to Carolyn Hayes over 6000 readers on EPD voted on the awards.
Hopefully some of our companies were amongst the 80 entries which started the competition.
Pity the Electronic Yorkshire mobile training unit was not in the final selection!
For those who do not know, the unique vehicle is fully equipped with the latest electronics training equipment, making access to the industry-specific training we’re famous for easier, simpler and affordable. In its spare time it visits schools to encourage the pupils to consider the electronic industry as a career.