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Lower Marsh’s Solarcentury is Lambeth business of the year

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Waterloo-based green energy firm Solarcentury was named business of the year at the Lambeth Business Awards last week.

A Solarcentury engineer inspects the photovoltaic roof on a streetsmart bus shelter on Waterloo Bridge. Photo: solarcentury

Solarcentury, whose premises were visited by Tony Blair in 2004, also won the 'best green business' category.

Solarcentury has an array of photovoltaic panels on the roof its its Lower Marsh offices.

"This is a time to emphasise the value of local support for business success," says CEO
Derry Newman.

"The borough of Lambeth has actively encouraged many solar-power installations including those at Boatemah Walk, Roots and Shoots, Living Space and local London Fire Brigade premises.

"Its support and encouragement in the early days of Solarcentury were vital to us gaining credibility as an organisation. We hope this outreach continues for Lambeth businesses for years to come."

Solarcentury's Lower Marsh neighbours KCA London were commended in the cultural and creative business category.

Southbank Mosaics, based in the 'creative crypt' at St John's Waterloo, was highly commended in the social enterprise category.

There were also commendations for Gabriel's Wharf-based Ganesha and the Waterloo Quarter Business Alliance.

• See the full list of winners and finalists at

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