CLH and the Promotion Institute of the Region of Murcia present awards to the best entrepreneurial projects in the Region

  • The company has recognised the initiatives of IURBAN.ES, PERANOID, S.L. and ELORA DESIGN, S.L.

The Chairman of CLH Group, José Luis López de Silanes, and the President of the Region of Murcia, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, presented the 1st INFO-CLH Entrepreneur of the Year Award today in Murcia, aimed at acknowledging the three best entrepreneurial projects in the Region of Murcia and contributing to their development and consolidation.

First prize was awarded to the IURBAN.ES project, an initiative that seeks to turn cities into smarter spaces, connected through the installation of interactive street furniture that provides multiple Wi-Fi links and chargers for devices.

The assessment committee also presented second prize to PERANOID S.L., a company that has developed revolutionary technology for listening to films in original version over mobile phones.

Finally, third prize went to ELORA DESIGN, S.L., a company that engages in the design and creation of applications for mobile terminals and has begun to market Linkin Cards, a tool that makes networking possible through digital business cards installed on a mobile phone or tablet.

The three winning projects were chosen from amongst the winners of the Entrepreneur of the Month distinction granted by the Promotion Institute of the Region of Murcia (in Spanish, Instituto de Fomento, or INFO) each month over the last year.

Entrepreneurship Support Policy

CLH Group and INFO signed a collaboration agreement in late 2015, which has been extended in order to sponsor another edition of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016.

This collaboration is part of CLH Group's Entrepreneurship Support Policy, which strives to contribute to the development of innovative projects and foster a new entrepreneurial spirit. This policy is applicable nationwide, and is particularly relevant in the communities in which the company is present.

As part of this policy, CLH has signed agreements to foster entrepreneurship with numerous institutions, such as Campus Iberus, an entity to which the main universities in the Ebro Valley belong, the Agency for Innovation, Funding and Internationalisation of Castilla La Mancha (ADE), the San Fernando de Henares City Council and Carlos III University in Madrid.

These activities and others have prompted CLH Group to be awarded the “Member of the Strategy for Entrepreneurship and Employment for the Young 2013-2016” distinction, granted by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.

About CLH Group

The CLH Group is the leading company engaged in the transport and storage of oil products in the Spanish market. In Spain, it has a pipeline network over 4,000 kilometres in length and 40 storage facilities with capacity for 8 million cubic metres, as well as 28 airport facilities.

Specifically, in the Region of Murcia, the company has a storage facility in Cartagena and some 50 kilometres of pipeline that connect this facility to the one in Alicante. Furthermore, its subsidiary CLH Aviación supplies fuel to the aircraft at San Javier Airport.

At international level, the company is present in the United Kingdom, through CLH-PS, where it manages an infrastructures network composed of 2,000 kilometres of oil pipelines and 16 storage facilities with one million cubic metres' capacity.

CLH is also developing a major project in the Sultanate of Oman, where it has established a company named OLC in conjunction with Orpic, which is building a 300-kilometre oil pipeline and a storage facility.

Furthermore, through its subsidiary CLH Aviation Ireland Ltd., its bid for operation and remodelling of the fuel storage terminal at Dublin Airport was recently accepted, as the successful bidder in the call for proposals by the Dublin Airport Authority.