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Good Energy wins award for office rainforest stunt

Written by Peter Davison on .

BBC Points West reporter Steve Knibbs, with iprovision’s Annette Spencer, and Kate Turner, James Ryle, Will Vooght and Jamie White of Good EnergyBBC Points West reporter Steve Knibbs, with iprovision’s Annette Spencer, and Kate Turner, James Ryle, Will Vooght and Jamie White of Good EnergyA stunt that saw the reception area of a Chippenham business turned into a rainforest has won a major PR award.

Staff and visitors were stunned when set-designers transformed eco power company Good Energy into a rainforest, on the day the firm unveiled its eco-friendly green gas product which supports projects to save rainforests abroad.

The spectacle was designed to help the firm’s 350 staff understand the project by bringing it directly to their doorstep.

Volunteers from the overseas rainforest projects were brought into the office to give talks about how the new product helps cut global emissions.

GoodEnergy's RainforestGoodEnergy's RainforestThe unique approach to staff engagement was recognised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, which handed Good Energy a Gold Award for Best Internal Communications Campaign at its South of England ceremony in Bristol.

David Brooks, managing director at Good Energy said: “It’s great to be recognised for the special moments we create here at Good Energy. We wanted to do something different and bring our green gas product to life for our people – because they are the ones who bring it to life for our customers.

“It was great fun creating a rainforest in our office so I’m delighted to be able to celebrate our achievements this way.”

Good Energy’s success did not stop there, as they also took home the Silver Award in the Outstanding In-house Public Relations Team category.