We’re delighted that Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of OVO Energy and a believer in Cool Earth right from the start, has been named Innovator of the Year at the EDGE Awards.
OVO, which employs more than 700 people at its offices in Temple Quay, is one of the fastest growing companies in the UK thanks to its customer service-led approach to energy supply and its commitment to sustainability.
In 2008, OVO pledged to save 100,000 acres of at-risk rainforest in the Ene Valley of Peru. Six years on, they’ve achieved that target and much more besides: working alongside the Asháninka, The OVO Foundation has helped to improve healthcare through new medical outposts and supported income generation by funding cacao and coffee growing projects.
They’re now taking the Cool Earth model to Africa as the lead funder of our Congo Basin partnership.
“In partnership with Cool Earth OVO Energy is harnessing the power of our customers and using it to make the most significant positive impact on our environment that we could find.”
The EDGE Awards provides a stage to celebrate, recognise and reveal the South West’s finest in design, gadgetry and entrepreneurialism.
Our congratulations to Stephen and everyone at OVO.