UK-GBC and PRP Rising Star Award winner announced

By PRP – 6 March 2015

The UK Green Building Council and PRP are delighted to announce that Olivia Preston, Environment Risk Manager at the BBC, is the winner of the Rising Star Award for 2015.

The award, now in its third year, honours a member of the built environment community based in the UK who has driven change and innovation around sustainability.

Olivia was praised for her emphasis on commercial value over compliance, and for embracing the principles of social sustainability. The judges agreed Olivia has been a real catalyst for change with a genuine and infectious enthusiasm for sustainability in both her professional and personal life.

John Alker, Director of Policy and Communications, and Acting CEO of UK-GBC, said:

“The Rising Star Award continues to grow – with three times as many entries as last year’s competition and a very high standard of individuals from a diverse range of organisations operating in the built environment.

“Olivia’s work at the BBC really stood out and she is the deserved winner of this year’s Rising Star Award.”

Andrew Mellor, Partner at PRP, added:

“The judges were impressed that Olivia Preston worked tirelessly within a very large organisation to drive sustainability throughout the BBC. This requires vision, dedication and passion which was very evident in her submission.”

Ed Dixon, Mace Group, was highly commended by the judges for his video submission that demonstrated first class communication skills and a passion for educating the supply chain.

Other finalists included Cary Buchanan, BRE; Tom Kordel, XCO2; Colin Vint, Boxford Build and Adam Weismann, Clayworks Ltd.