National Energy Action and Warm Zones win joint award
Fuel poverty charity National Energy Action and not-for-profit Warm Zones and have won a joint award for their outstanding work in supporting vulnerable customers at the National Energy Efficiency Awards 2018.
National Energy Action and its subsidiary Warm Zones beat stiff competition from seventeen other nominees, to win the category for ‘Vulnerable Customer Support in the UK.’ Among the criteria; nominees had to be actively engaged in addressing the issue; to demonstrate the impact their campaigns have in the local community; provide evidence in the form of customer testimonies; and show their expertise in the area.
Maria Wardrobe, Director of Communications and External Relations at National Energy Action commented: “We’re proud to have won this award together with Warm Zones. Four million households live in the misery that is fuel poverty.
“The causes, and the solutions are well known. The big challenge is to generate the serious will to eradicate fuel poverty and develop the practical measures to support that ambition.
“We need to be better prepared for another Beast from the East or similar weather fronts this winter to ensure those most vulnerable to the cold get the help they need immediately.”
Claire Harrold, Managing Director of Warm Zones said: “Claire Harrold, Managing Director of Warm Zones said: “We were delighted to win the award for Vulnerable Customer Support Campaigner at the National Energy Efficiency Awards on Friday night [07/09/2018] alongside NEA. This award goes to show that together we can be greater than the sum of our parts. We are hugely grateful to receive national recognition for all of the hard work that has gone into making our ‘Better at Home’ scheme with Macmillan the great success it has been. Through this scheme we have been able to deliver warmer and more comfortable homes to vulnerable people suffering from cancer. This project is just one example of the schemes that we run to help those most in need.”
Warm Zones also received a special commendation for their application for the Project Management Company award to recognise their achievements in delivering projects within the energy efficiency sector, through the lens of fuel poverty.