It’s Official - Seddons Plant is Speedy’s Environmental Company of the Year

Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd has been declared winner of the Environmental Company Award for 2015 by Speedy, the UK’s leading tools, equipment and plant hire services company.

The prestigious accolade was presented at a glittering awards ceremony attended by over 1,000 people at the SpeedyExpo, the largest private construction services show in Europe. Hosted at the Telford International Centre, all of Speedy’s suppliers were invited to enter the SpeedyExpo Awards and Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd came out on top in the Environmental Company category.

The Environmental Company accolade recognised the organisation which has implemented significant environmental impact reduction measures. Last year, Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd exclusively brought to market some of the most innovative pollution prevention and spill clean-up products available in the UK today.

Stephen Seddon, Managing Director of Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd said: “It is a tremendous honour for us to be declared Speedy’s Environmental Company of the Year. Traditionally, we have always distributed and manufactured equipment for construction, the plant and tool hire market and other sectors, so it is great to be recognised for our green credentials and the ability of our environmental products to reduce pollution.”

The Seddons Plant & Engineers Ltd environmental range includes oil, chemical and maintenance Spill Kits, Dewatering Packs and Filters which retain oil and sediment during pumping activities. The flagship product in the range is the EnviroPad, a revolutionary form of drip tray which allows organisations to use or store plant, tools or refuelling containers whilst preventing the leakage of hazardous fluids such as oil, diesel or petrol into the environment. Placed directly underneath plant and other equipment, it contains a smart membrane with sophisticated polymer technology inside that captures and retains hydrocarbons such as oil, diesel and petrol.

Hydrocarbons are transformed into a dry, rubber-like solid within minutes, preventing the release of contaminated water or hazardous fluids into the workplace or local environment.

The EnviroPad has a Green Option (GO) product rating, an environmental recognition scheme which is unique to Speedy. The GO product range allows Speedy customers to make informed decisions about the equipment that they hire from the company. Products in the range have undergone a reliable assessment to determine their energy efficiency and overall environmental impact. The EnviroPad was recognised in the GO programme for its ability to reduce pollution.

As well as winning the Speedy Environmental Company Award, the EnviroPad has also won the Environmental Innovation Award at the North West Green Hero Awards and the Gold Level Green Apple Environmental Award for Best Practice in the ‘Pollution Prevention’ category.