We love a good compliment! And proof of the pudding is our award nominations that are collecting up nicely. We are proud to be shortlisted for a wide selection which you can read about below.
Westminster Lions 2018 - Winner
We are delighted to have been one of six Westminster-based firms to be recognised for our commitment to the local community with a Westminster Lions Award. Our award was presented by Lord Mayor of Westminster, Lindsey Hall, and Deputy Leader, Cllr David Harvey who said: “By acting as a catalyst for collaboration in Westminster, Baker Street Quarter Partnership is creating a modern business culture that puts efficiency and sustainability first.” The judges commented that our programmes, Smarter Giving and Smarter Recycling, have enabled businesses and local organisations to thrive responsibly, and provided a waste service which has reduced the waste collection trips in the area by 45%.
London Transport Awards - Winner
We are beyond thrilled to have won the Transport Team/Partnership category for our Smarter Deliveries and Smarter Recycling initiatives. The award recognised our success in consolidating waste collections and deliveries and the judges commented that they were impressed by the number of businesses involved. The prestigious London Transport Awards are supported by Transport for London, London Councils and London Travel Watch and recognise excellence in transport and reward innovation and progress for transport initiatives which are really working in London. As well as this, the Wonderpass was also shortlisted in this category with our partner TfL.
New London Awards - shortlisted
The New London Awards recognise the very best in architecture, planning and development in the capital, including both new and proposed projects across all sectors of the built environment, selected by an international expert jury. We were on cloud nine to hear The Wonderpass was shortlisted for the ‘Transport and Infrastructure’ Award along with projects like the Crossrail in Canary Wharf. The awards were presented in July 2016.
A neglected pedestrian underpass has been transformed into a colourful “Wonderpass” celebrating Baker Street’s cultural heritage.
The dramatic refurbishment of the walkway underneath Marylebone Road has transformed the previously dingy space into the area’s latest attraction.
— An extract from the Evening Standard
National Recycling Awards - Finalist
The award was in recognition of our brilliant collaboration with Paper Round since summer 2013 to deliver the highly successful Smarter Recycling service, a consolidated waste and recycling service for businesses in the Quarter, to improve recycling rates, save money and reduce local traffic The service is available to all of our 170 members. We were up against some stiff competition so we congratulate the winners who were presented the award in July 2016 on their fantastic achievements.
Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation Award - Highly Commended
We are so proud to be ‘Highly Commended’ for a Sustainable Transport Award by the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT). The accolade was given in June 2016 in recognition of our Smarter Deliveries and Smarter Recycling programmes to reduce vehicle journeys in the Quarter and improve congestion and air quality. The CIHT awards are a celebration of the Highways and Transportation Industry and an opportunity to reward the remarkable achievements of those working in the sector and to promote their professionalism as best practice to a wider industry audience.
The National Sustainable City Awards - shortlisted in 3 Categories
The National Sustainable City Awards are given to organisations which have demonstrated excellence in sustainable developments by the City of London. The aim of the awards is to reward, recognise and promote innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership in sustainability with the finale in March 2016. Imagine our delight to be shortlisted in not one, not two but three categories: ‘Responsible Waste Management’, ‘Sustainable Places’ and ‘Travel and Transport’ in recognition of our Smarter Deliveries, Smarter Recycling programmes and our general efforts to create an improved public realm.
Westminster Community Awards - shortlisted
The Westminster Community Awards are organised by Westminster City Council in partnership with Groundwork London and One Westminster. They provide a chance to recognise and thank people for their tireless work changing lives. In recognition of our Smarter Giving work, we were thrilled to be shortlisted for the Community Project Award which recognises projects that have improved the local area, run by individuals or organisations. The final was in June 2016
British BIDs Awards 2015 - winner of our first award!
‘British BIDs’ is an organisation that delivers quality and innovation to the Business Improvement District industry. Every year, it invites BIDs from across the UK to submit projects which make them feel proud. We are extremely proud to say that we won the 2015 Award for Place Management (Large Location), competing against over 70 BIDs. For the first time, the winner (us!) was voted for by the industry at the Annual Conference in November 2015.
Westminster Community Awards - commended
In June 2014, we were commended for the work of the Ambassadors for the Better City, Better Lives award as part of the Westminster Community Awards 2014. The award celebrates people and organisations in the neighbourhood who go above and beyond to help make life better for the people who live there.