SAC Environmental Consultant Scoops Sustainability Award

SAC Consultant Sarah Erbanova was awarded the third annual Elrick Prize in for her work in sustainability

Sarah Erbanova, an environmental consultant with SAC Consulting’s Environment Team, has been recognised for her work in improving sustainability within her practice and across the wider rural industry.

Sarah has been awarded the third annual Elrick Prize; an award created by SAC Consulting – part of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) in memory of senior consultant Gavin Elrick.

Since joining SAC Consulting in 2021, Sarah has supported on a range of projects, including agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) foot printing and the development of GHG mitigation initiatives for a major UK retailer.

Over the past year, Sarah has been involved in the development of accredited training on climate change adaptation and mitigation for the rural sector. As a result of this, SAC Consulting is now able to provide a bespoke course for individuals working within the rural sector, supporting their understanding of the complexities around climate change and net zero, as well as the projected impacts of climate change.

Sarah was nominated by principal consultant and environment team leader Rebecca Audsley and seconded by principal consultant Kerry Hammond. Both of Sarah’s colleagues noted her passion for sustainability, personal development, and willingness to support SAC Consulting initiatives across the wider rural sector, even in her own time.

Andrew Bauer, Head of Food and Footprint at SAC Consulting, comments:

“Every year we fondly remember our colleague Gavin Elrick with this prize. Gavin had a long and successful career focussed on improving the productivity and sustainability of Scottish agriculture and land use.

“While Sarah is at an earlier stage in her career, this award is a sign that she is already making a difference and is highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike.”

Commenting on her prize, Sarah Erbanova said:

“I feel very humbled but also thrilled to be nominated for the Elrick Prize. It’s a great privilege to be recognised with this award in honour of an environmentalist and a respected colleague Gavin Elrick.

“It’s also a great motivation for me to continue my career in sustainability. I’ll aim to at least match the significant positive impacts Gavin and the previous prize nominees have had in the rural sector.”


Posted by SRUC on 06/03/2024

Tags: Awards, Climate and Environment, SAC Consulting
Categories: Consulting and Commercial