Ground Force star Tommy Walsh takes the stage as auctioneer for sparkling environmental films gala-dinner

tve is delighted to announce that Tommy Walsh, television star of Tommy Walsh’s Eco HouseGround ForceFix it Yourself and BBC1’s Cowboys and Angels, will take the stage as auctioneer at its annual tve Global Sustainability Film Awards dinner at BAFTA on Monday, 27 November. To buy tickets for the Awards ceremony and gala dinner, see http://gsfa.tve.org/tickets-tables/

‘Film is the best way to get across a message about sustainability to a wide audience,’ said Tommy. ‘I’m looking forward to seeing how companies around the world are addressing environmental challenges.’

Tommy will auction two première prizes: seven nights on a stunning Greek island, and dinner for 12 at the glamorous China Tang at the Dorchester. Auction proceeds go to tve, a leading media charity which supports environmental change through film.

In addition to his broadcasting work on BBC1, Discovery and other channels, Tommy pushed the boundaries of sustainable, affordable construction in 2007 by meeting the television challenge in Discovery Real Time’s Tommy Walsh’s Eco House – to build a new home in 60 days for £60,000.

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in association with Fastflow Group, now in their sixth year, put the spotlight on corporate innovation in sustainability through film. This year’s entries from 27 companies showcase the best of corporate sustainability, with the winners announced on the night of the gala, 27 November.

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tve creates and enables others to create powerful, effective communications about the environment and development. Through film, animation, documentaries, debates and social media, the media charity reaches global audiences, giving a voice to a new generation committed to a greener and fairer world. http://tve.org/

The tve Global Sustainability Film Awards, now in its sixth year, is a film competition for companies and institutions, recognising those whose films most powerfully portray solutions for sustainability. Films shortlisted for this year’s awards include entries from HSBC, the Co-op Group, Selfridges and Good Energy. For the second year running we are focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals which have set ambitious targets for world development: eradicating poverty and hunger; ensuring good health, quality education and gender equality; and setting targets for affordable and clean energy, climate action and responsible consumption and production.

Fastflow Group is the Awards’ main sponsor for the third year running. The Group operates within the support services sector supplying cost-effective and value-added services in a collaborative, proactive, fair and responsible manner. Fastflow Group has a customer base including public and private organisations including National Grid, Northumbrian Water Group, Scottish Water and Housing Associations A2Dominion, Catalyst Housing and Southern Housing. The company embraces the strategic, competitive advantages of a sustainable business model and conducts its business ethically, thereby establishing and maintaining long-term relationships to make a positive contribution to society. www.fastflow.co.uk

Choice International Ltd: Choice International Ltd is sponsoring the Reshaping the Economy category. Choice International Ltd is a Financial Conduct Authority-regulated provider of financial infrastructure services to small and medium banking and non-banking institutions in the UK, the EU and the developing world. Founded in 2004, the company has evolved from offering conventional Forex and payment services into a specialist provider of vital solutions for small and medium sized financial businesses. Choice International Ltd provides cash logistics and processing services (conversion of physical cash to electronic funds), electronic means of card acceptance (physical point-of-sale, web and smartphone app), payment accounts, foreign exchange and global payments, alongside state-of-the-art anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing compliance systems and support. http://www.choicemoney.co.uk/

For media enquiries, contact Rollo Gordon, awards fundraiser and coordinator, at rollo.gordon@tve.org.uk  0207 963 7451