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Ipswich shopping centre manager scoops green award

PUBLISHED: 10:38 12 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:38 12 July 2019

Sailmakers manager Mike Sorhaindo has scooped an Energy Efficient Award Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Sailmakers manager Mike Sorhaindo has scooped an Energy Efficient Award Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

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The manager of Sailmakers in Ipswich has scooped a green award for slashing energy use and boosting recycling at the shopping centre.

Sailmakers manager Mike Sorhaindo with his green award Picture: PAGEPIX LTDSailmakers manager Mike Sorhaindo with his green award Picture: PAGEPIX LTD

Mike Sorhaindo was crowned the East of England Area Energy Champion after spearheading a major eco-friendly overhaul at the Tavern Street shopping complex.

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His win was announced at the Energy Efficiency Regional Awards at the Raddison Blu Hotel at Stanstead Airport.

The centre has carried out a revamp of its lighting systems, installing LED bulbs and improving circuitry of its night lighting.

Gary Braybrooke, managing director of the awards, said: "Sailmakers may be a relatively small shopping centre but Mike has been competing against some very big names and had set a tremendous example by the way he has refused to settle for a small saving but has really tried and succeeded at making a big difference."

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