AN IRVINE-based business has been celebrating success after coming home victorious from a prestigious national awards ceremony.

Dignitaries from across Ayrshire joined the team from Green Home Systems (GHS) at their base in Ailsa Road as they raised a toast to the win at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Awards.

The company were crowned the winners of the  ‘Planet Saver – Green Business of the Year’ award at a glamourous ceremony held at the London Stock Exchange.

The event was held at the end of last year though the celebrations continued this month with a special event at their Irvine headquarters.

A large delegation officials from North Ayrshire Council and the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce joined in the jubilation and were also provided with the opportunity to learn more about the work being undertaken by GHS to drive forward the net-zero agenda.

Irvine Times: Green Home Systems held a special event to mark their award win earlier this month.

Alastair Macphie, managing director of Green Home Systems, said: “These awards celebrate the cream of the crop of businesses delivering growth and prosperity for the UK and local communities, so we were immensely proud to win the regional heat and go on to take the UK title.

“The Planet Saver Award recognises commitment to sustainable best practice and making the world a better and safer place. BCC not only recognised the impact of our achievements to-date, but also looked at our future vision and the impact we will continue to make.

“We wanted to reflect and build on this success by inviting dignitaries from across the region to learn more about our key aims – reducing householders’ energy use, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, and lifting people out of fuel poverty – and show them how GHS can make a real difference in communities across Scotland.”

Guests at the event included North Ayrshire Council leader Marie Burns, Provost Anthea Dickson and Councillor Tony Gurney.

They were joined by Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce CEO Claire Baird and Wendy McFarland from North Ayrshire's business development team.

The officials enjoyed a tour of the site and met with GHS co-founders Peter Easton and Steven Easton, managing director Alastair Macphie and commercial director Graeme Carruthers.

Irvine Times: Green Home Systems held a special event to mark their award win earlier this month.

Provost Dickson said: “It is fantastic to see an Irvine company picking up such a prestigious award for the great work it is doing to help drive forward efforts to reach net-zero.

“Making North Ayrshire a sustainable and energy-efficient place for people to visit, live in and work in is something that we can all contribute to and take pride in.

“And reducing residents’ energy use and household bills by making homes more energy efficient is very welcome as we continue to navigate our way through the cost-of-living crisis.”

To date GHS has installed more than 16,500 energy efficiency measures in people’s homes, saving more than half a million tonnes of carbon dioxide, and has made energy bills more affordable for 7,000 people.