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The Planet Mark Awards Go Virtual for 2020

The Planet Mark Awards Go Virtual for 2020
08 October 2020

Like many other ceremonies, conferences and networking events this year, the Planet Mark Awards are being hosted online to deal with the logistical effects of Coronavirus. Celebrating in this way is however a very sustainable option, which is exactly the value that The Planet Mark are choosing to respect annually.

The Planet Mark Awards reward taking Corporate Social Responsibility in regards to our natural resources and environment – innovating in the necessary direction of sustainability. Through this, the organisation hope to encourage competition where it counts, securing success for the future. 

Earlier this year The Planet Mark released their Home Worker Package to help those in the mass migration to this model of work, and to be sustainable in their new routines. A survey by Rovva found that many people have already felt the benefits of their altered working structure, and this guide aims to ensure that for more people and encourage an environmentally conscious footprint. It features a suite of best practice advice, from staying connected with each other and nature, to cutting carbon and maintaining your wellbeing while working remotely.

The Planet Mark Awards 2019

In their second year after beginning in 2018, The Planet Mark Founder Steve Malkin welcomed over 200 guests from across the UK to the sold-out ceremony at Sadlers Wells London.

One of the highlights of the evening included an inspiring speech from guest speaker Anna Ledgard, who said: “My role is to weave, often over years, the web of trusting relationships which make deep artistic collaboration possible." 
"Engaging with senior managers & CEOs, negotiating with public institutions & private corporations, building new networks for communication and interaction."
“Me. We. Us. With any meaningful engagement for change we have to start with ourselves with the me.”


The Planet Mark Awards 2019 was delivered with the support of Giant Peach as headline sponsor. “We’re thrilled to support The Planet Mark Awards 2019," they commented. "At Giant Peach we’ve made a commitment to making a sustainable change, and it is fantastic to see so many fellow Planet Mark holders being acknowledged in the annual celebration.”

One of the big winners of the night was Commercial Group who took home Employee Engagement, Best Newcomer and Personal Achievement for their Managing Director Simone Hindmarch. The other individual award, Sustainability Influencer went to Adrian Shah-Cundy at VolkerWessels.

Prologis UK took home the top honours of the night winning Best Company, and have moved on to be the primary sponsor of The Planet Mark Awards 2020!


The Planet Mark Awards 2020


The event this time around will open with a special video followed by an introduction from Steve Malkin, adapting the tradition for the online audience. The presenters will walk you through the award ceremony and cut live to winners for their reactions.

In between the awards you’ll hear from some interesting speakers including:

  • Charlotte Valeur, Global Governance Group, an Experienced Chair, Non-Executive Director and corporate governance expert with extensive investment banking background. 
  • Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director of the Development Co-operation Directorate, with a message of support from the OECD.
  • Sir Tim Smit KBE, the Eden Project.
  • Hugh Pearson, Director/Wildlife Filmmaker, Oceanic Films, and Executive Produce on Our Planet: High Seas.

Have a look at this year’s categories on our event listing and register to attend.

Picture: two people holding an award on the stage of a previous Planet Mark Awards ceremony

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 08 October 2020


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