This autumn, our activities developed a green theme as we sponsored an environmental award and the Man of the Match award for Nottingham Rugby's Green & Whites.

Todd McQuilkin, MD presenting Environmental award to Nick Gregory of CPMG

Nottingham Post Environmental Awards

We were delighted to sponsor these brand new awards, which were launched on 17th October 2013 at the Nottinghamshire Golf Club – a client of our sister communications division, MBC.

The Nottingham Post Environmental Awards recognise local individuals, schools, community groups and businesses whose activities have made a difference in improving the environment and encouraging sustainability over the last 12 months.

Air-IT was proud to sponsor the Innovation & Technology category which recognised innovation and new technologies that have been developed to help tackle environmental problems. The award was won by Nottingham based Architects CPMG for their carbon negative building.

A wide range of awards for environmental excellence were presented at the celebration dinner, including gongs for recycling, achievements by businesses, schools and community groups, and a Lifetime Achievement Award which was won by eco campaigner and ‘queen of green’ Penny Poyzer.

Our Managing Director, Todd McQuilkin, comments:

‘It was a pleasure to sponsor the Innovation & Technology category. As a managed IT service provider we welcome the opportunity to back any local initiatives that reward the use of technology and new ways of working that helps us build a greener city – and CPMG were very worthy winners with their carbon negative building.

Everyone who attended enjoyed a fantastic evening and in particularly the light hearted nature of the night. Let’s hope the launch of these new awards will help raise awareness of the need for better environmental performance by local businesses in the future.’

Nottingham Rugby Man of the Match Award

Air-IT was pleased to sponsor the Man of the Match award at Nottingham Rugby’s home game against London Welsh on 22nd September. Sadly, victory was to elude the Green & Whites – a recent addition to the Air-IT managed IT support client base – as London Welsh ran out the 46-19 winners.

Air IT support presentation of Nottingham Rugby man of the match

L-R Sean Romans, Todd (Air-IT MD) Jay & Dexter McQuilkin, Jac Parnell & Billi Martin

Nottingham Rugby fan and Air-IT MD Todd McQuilkin comments:

‘It was a gripping match and the Green & Whites certainly held their own in the first half. But for the last 20 minutes or so, they were just overpowered by the mighty Exiles.’

Despite the unwelcome result, Todd was still delighted to present Nottingham scrum half Sean Romans with the Chino Latino Man of the Match of the Award at full-time. ‘Sean did a great job of staying calm under pressure during what was a very challenging game,’ says Todd.