Viridor Among The Winners At Scottish Resource Awards

Eilidh Brunon (left) receives her Rising Star of the Year award

The final act of this year’s Scottish Resources Conference saw the Awards Dinner take place, with Viridor, East Ayrshire Council and Dundee City Council among the winners.

This year’s Scottish Resources Awards Dinner saw over 300 delegates attending from across the waste management sector, both within Scotland and across the world. Following a packed two-day programme, including a keynote address from the Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead and presentations from a range of high-profile speakers, the resource and waste management industry came together to celebrate the efforts of organisations and individuals working to deliver a zero waste society for Scotland.

The 2015 winners were:

  • Best Public Sector Initiative Award – East Ayrshire Council
  • Best Private Sector Initiative Award – Viridor
  • Best Community Sector Initiative Award – Dundee City Council
  • Rising Star of the Year Award – Eilidh Brunon

Outstanding Contribution In Scottish Waste and Resources

Alasdair Meldrum (centre) receive his Outstanding Contribution award

In addition, voting had been taking place prior to the event for the Outstanding Contribution Award, and this saw Alasdair Meldrum, of Albion Environmental Ltd, named as winner ahead of Adrian Bond of Sepa, Linda Ovens of Amec Foster Wheeler E&I UK Ltd and Colin Paterson of Viridor.

Alasdair has worked in the waste and resources industry for more than 20 years and was recognised for thew work he has done in striving to maximise the potential of everyone he has worked with. He has has played an integral role in raising the profile of resource efficiency through promoting the skills required to help organisations become efficient, effective and safe places to work.

“This year’s awards featured brand new categories which were designed to reflect the widening sustainability agenda faced by all sectors. We were overwhelmed by the quality and passion of those entering and we received a record number of applications compared to previous years,” commented Charlie Devine, CIWM Scottish Centre Chairman.

“It was fantastic to recognise this year’s winners and to showcase the fantastic work and innovation going on in this sector.”

Judged by leading industry experts The Scottish Resources Awards is now in its 14th year and enables winners to receive national recognition for their involvement and innovation within resource management.

For more information about the Scottish Resources Conference and awards dinner visit


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