- On 22nd February 2019
- In General
- By William Coulet
Exo was amongst the finalists at the North Norfolk Business Awards, held on 21 February 2019. It was an inspiring evening to meet so many entrepreneurs and successful businesses from all the segments of the Norfolk Norfolk economy. Although we did not walk away with an award, we were delighted to be finalists not for one, but two categories: The Environment and The Innovation awards. Being the only business to achieve this showed that the contributions made by the team at Exo for the natural environment and innovation are well respected in the general business sector, this fact provides us with even more motivation to continue our exciting work.
Our speciality of applying nature-based solutions and utilising the ‘working with nature’ approach in our projects create sustainable and environmental beneficial solutions. These approaches have been critical in the dredging consultancy we’ve been providing over the years.
Our recent advances in R&D of the GeoBlock, involving stabilised sediment erosion control units, have not gone unnoticed. The concept is followed with interest from the Environment Agency national innovation team, as it prevents millions of tons of potentially useful dredged material simply being discarded. The concept supports the Blue Growth targets as well as contributing towards a more adaptive approach to coastal defences in relation to Climate Change.