The Ashden Awards 2022: UK Shortlist

The dynamic innovation powering UK green jobs in 2022.

The annual Ashden Awards focus on cutting-edge initiatives that are both green and fair  that deliver climate justice, create good jobs, train people in green skills, and cut carbon.

From businesses making low-carbon beer and film sets to companies saving mountains of batteries and wind turbine parts from landfill, discover the 2022 pioneers of the UK’s low carbon future creating jobs across the country.

The 2022 international shortlist has also been announced. 


The winners of the 2022 Ashden Awards will be announced this autumn.

The UK shortlist

Ashden Award for Greening All Work

Supporting SMEs helping employees develop the skills for low carbon work and transforming their processes to meet the demands of climate change. 

Award prize: £10,000

Supported by: LinkedIn

Ashden Award for Low Carbon Skills

Supporting organisations that are delivering skills training in the low carbon economy, such as low carbon heat, nature restoration and the repair economy, equipping learners with the tools to gain employment in the green sector.

Award prize: £10,000

Supported by: Garfield Weston Foundation

Ashden Award for Energy Innovation

Supporting innovation in sustainable energy generation, improved energy efficiency or reducing the energy used to make materials, creating new and better jobs in green industries.

Award prize: £10,000

Supported by: Impax Asset Management


Register your interest for 2023 awards

Are you changing lives and taking climate action, advancing social justice while lowering emissions through your innovative project?

Register your interest in applying for an Ashden Award. You’ll be the first to know when we are open for the next 2023 awards cycle and whether you’ve been invited to submit a full application.

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This year, we’re supporting innovators and entrepreneurs transforming the world of work – those delivering roles and skills for the UK’s low-carbon transition and the spread of clean energy around the world.

Small businesses embracing sustainability are not just creating a brighter future for all of us – there are immediate benefits for enterprises themselves too. We’ve listed three big ones below, as well as key areas for business owners to tackle.

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