3sun Group, specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has won the Breakthrough category at this year’s RenewableUK Awards.
The awards celebrate the work of businesses within the renewable energy sector and winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony on 7 October at St George’s Hall in Liverpool, as part of the annual RenewableUK Conference and Exhibition.
The Breakthrough Award celebrates companies that have a delivered a transformational technology, project or approach to the renewables industry over the last year and recognises game-changing achievements that transform how the industry thinks.
3sun Group was awarded the accolade in recognition of its bespoke and innovative Certificate Management System (CMS) which covers nearly 60% of the UK offshore install capacity and ensures compliance with regulations for statutory inspections offshore.
Graham Hacon, 3sun Group CEO, said: “I am delighted that we have been recognised in the Breakthrough category. Our CMS has significantly improved site safety and compliance in the industry, and is a cost effective way of managing the statutory inspection process. Our adaptable, bespoke services allow us to provide a full turnkey solution to our customers and I believe our holistic approach to statutory inspection compliance has inspired others throughout the industry to assess the way in which inspection can be managed more effectively.”
Since its inception in 2007, 3sun Group has grown rapidly to now employ over 340 people across six divisions, and has earned a global reputation for resolving some of the key energy engineering challenges facing the energy sector. Its recent acquisition of AID Industrial, specialist PPE provider and expert in Industrial Rope Access, Work at Height and Global Wind Organisation safety courses, marked a successful first quarter of the year for the Group. This follows major contract wins, a Top 20 position on The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table and a £10million investment from the Business Growth Fund last year.