Northumberland Business Awards: Best Green Business Award winner – Phoenix Taxis

Northumberland Gazette editor Paul Larkin presents Alex Hurst of Phoenix Taxis with the Best Green Business Award.
Northumberland Gazette editor Paul Larkin presents Alex Hurst of Phoenix Taxis with the Best Green Business Award.
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The largest electric and hybrid taxi firm in the UK has been recognised for the work it does in being a green business.

Blyth-based Phoenix Taxis was given the Green Business of the Year award at this year’s Northumberland Business Awards.

The company’s commitment to sustainability has been recognised by accreditation for environmental management processes and by the board of Zero Carbon Futures. Judges were impressed with the way the company runs a hugely successful business while still managing to place considerable emphasis on green issues.

Managing director Alex Hurst said: “I am delighted to win this award. In our business, being green isn’t something that is mandatory, but it is something that we feel passionately about and is important to us.

“Being green is about improving the environment, rather than business needs. This is just the start for us, we want to be totally electric by 2018, and we could not do it without the support of the business and the people in Northumberland.”

Re-heat, Doxford Hall Hotel, Narec Distributed Energy and Green Energy Generation were also shortlisted for the award, which was sponsored by the Northumberland Gazette.

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