15Hatfields' general manager secures a place in micebook’s Power 50: Green Champions

15Hatfields' general manager secures a place in  micebook’s Power 50: Green Champions

Published by Neil Thompson

17th October 2023

Published by Neil Thompson
17th October 2023

15Hatfields general manager, Warren Campbell, has secured a place in micebook’s Power 50: Green Champions.

He joins an elite group of business meetings and events industry professionals who have been recognised for devoting their time, passion and energy to making a positive impact on the planet.

Back in 2008 he spearheaded the inception of 15Hatfields with support from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and under his helm it has successfully evolved into central London’s leading sustainable venue.

With an infectious and genuine passion for sustainability, Warren champions best practice not just at the venue, but in the wider industry. Never one to be content with the status quo, he regularly provides guidance and thought leadership to the sector while encouraging transparency and evidence of any environmental claims.

In addition to a long list of enviable sustainable credentials and achievements as well as a fantastic 60% repeat client base, the last three years have seen Warren pioneer and lead a mission to become the UK’s first venue to be entirely palm oil free as part of the Southbank venue’s commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have been awarded a place on the Power 50: Green Champions list – particularly as it is the first initiative of its kind to shine a spotlight on those who are really determined to make a difference and ensure that sustainability is at the forefront of event planning and execution. It is a huge honour not only for me but for my entire team who are equally passionate to innovate and support by identifying and implementing new approaches, as well as embracing technological advances to reduce the venue’s environmental impact.”

Warren Campbell, General Manager of 15Hatfields

While this initiative temporarily hit the buffers last year due to labelling changes by the UK Food Standards Agency caused by the conflict in Ukraine, he remained determined to push the boundaries. In April 2023 the venue hosted its first 100% palm oil free event, which was created for Convenzis Education for their annual National MAT Awards 2023.

To encourage others to follow suit, he has led an initiative to transparently share the venue’s work to eradicate palm oil from the venue as well as its other extensive efforts to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals via 15Hatfields’ newly launched sustainability hub.

The Power 50 were revealed at a special event held on 10 October at the Barbican, which brought together industry professionals, thought leaders and selected Green Champions for an afternoon of inspiration, education and celebration.

Warren has also been shortlisted alongside two other individuals for a HOSPA Inspirational Sustainability Leader of the Year Award taking place on 16 November at London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.