Golden touch brings hat-trick of accolades for Midas Productions

Andy Dann, operations director at Midas, right, receiving the Great and Green award from Paul Milsom

Andy Dann, operations director at Midas, right, receiving the Great and Green award from Paul Milsom from The Hangar, Kesgrave,which sponsored the award. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk-based Midas Productions, a specialist supplier of generators to the construction industry, is celebrating a hat-trick of accolades for its environmental stewardship initiatives.

The company, which is based at Clopton, near Woodbridge, has received an innovation award for a knowledge transfer programme with De Montfort University, a “Great and Green” award for the development of biodiesel generators and a “Gold” rating under Suffolk’s Carbon Charter intiative.

Midas won the innovation award for its investigation into minute-by-minute electricity demand data analysis and control systems to ensure efficient operation of the company’s generator fleet, as well as its research into the potential for energy storage.

The Great and Green award was in recognition of the company’s development work on its first biodiesel generator, which runs on 100% biodiesel solely derived from used cooking oil.

The Carbon Charter scheme recognises companies that are monitoring and reducing their carbon emissions, with the Gold standard reserved for those deemed to be exemplifying best practice in terms of internal carbon management, demonstrating significant reductions in carbon emissions and championing the environmental agenda in their community.

David Noble, managing director of Midas, said: “We have now been recognised for our commitment to the environment and green energy which is extremely unusual for an industrial generator supplier. This makes us an attractive choice for the construction sector.”