GSB Award 2015
Arthur Kay named Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year.
The prestigious award, which is voted by the public, recognises Arthur’s role in setting up bio-bean Limited, a green energy company that recycles waste coffee grounds into Advanced Biofuels at an industrial scale. At the age of 24, Arthur is the youngest Guardian Sustainable Business Leader of the Year and joins a prestigious list of previous winners, which includes Paul Polman (CEO of Unilever), David Jones (Global CEO at Havas) and Ian Cheshire (group Chief Executive of Kingfisher).
“I couldn’t be more delighted with this recognition,” Arthur Kay said. “bio-bean is at an exciting stage in our growth and this award, above all else, recognises the hard work of the whole bio-bean team. Our company fits into a much bigger picture – if we can redesign and retrofit cities, we can turn the challenges of urbanisation into huge opportunities.”
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, commented: “As a past winner of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur competition and a London Leader it’s great to see Arthur getting this recognition for all his hard work. His success demonstrates what young Londoners can achieve when they have a great green business idea, with the right motivation and support.”
Read more on The Guardian.