Generation Park Norwich and E.ON are proud to be sponsoring the ‘Director of the Year’ Award at the EDP Business Awards 2015.
The partnership between Generation Park and EDP Business is an important relationship for the region as together we will support the local business community and pave the way for a greener and more sustainable future for the Norwich and for the East of England. Generation Park will do this not only by the potential to cut energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint, but also because large companies can benefit through the Government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme. Furthermore, the project represents a £370 million investment to Norwich that will transform a currently unloved, disused, former power generation site into a vibrant community-focused project, breathing a new lease of life into the area. Generation Park will boost the local economy, make Norwich the go-to centre for renewable energy technology and will cement the city as dynamic and forward-thinking force to do business with.
In addition to palpable leadership qualities we will be judging the entrants based on their business vision for improving all-round sustainability in the current climate. This will mean that in addition to long term financial and market sustainability, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate efforts to tackle key energy and environmental issues with reliable and lower-carbon solutions. We also put an emphasis on community projects and supporting the local area and population, and are interested to see applicant’s display inventive and creative thinking in their business plans and future innovation to meet the needs of the next 25 years. Additionally, the Generation Park board see huge importance in nurturing local talent and creating the next generation of great business leaders so will be looking keenly at support, guidance and direction given.
This is a pioneering project which would transform the city’s former Utilities Site into a riverside park development which will be an exemplar for efficient, green, sustainable and lower cost energy that will reduce Norwich’s carbon footprint from electricity alone by 22%. It will place Norwich and the East of England at the forefront of developing solutions to help address the twin challenges of community energy generation and climate change. The project will also feature an education centre, student accommodation, low carbon homes and a global research centre informing the next generation on sustainable fuels for the next 30 years.