SAS founder speaking at Hub Awards


Experienced environmentalist and campaigner, Chris Hines MBE, will take to the stage as the main speaker at tomorrow night’s Hub Awards.

With more than 20 years’ experience, Hines will talk to guests about campaigning, making a difference driving positive change and reflect on sustainability issues facing businesses.

As well co-founding and directing Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) from 1990-2000, and 2001-2007, Hines was sustainability director at the Eden Project where he conceived and implemented the Waste Neutral concept and ensured that sustainability was always on the agenda.

In 1998 Chris was called as a special adviser to the Minister for the Environment and in 2008 he was awarded an MBE for services to the environment in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

The awards ceremony, which is taking place at the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay (November 25), will once again celebrate the individual efforts of those young entrepreneurs, employees and businesses making a real difference in the Cornish business community.

Commenting on speaking at the awards, Hines said: “I’m delighted to be speaking at one of Cornwall’s leading business events. It’s a great opportunity to be able to reflect on my work in the county and beyond and share my experiences.

“It’s great to see a green award on agenda at the awards this year and I’m really looking forward to joining with everyone who managed to get a ticket to the awards to hear all the winners announced.”

This year’s Hub awards, which are being sponsored by YTKO, Oxford Innovation and Business Link, are now in the sixth year. Tickets for this year’s awards sold out in the quickest ever time with more than 110 people expected to come together to hear the winners announced.