News: Pharos Hoofddorp winner of the SHARE Award 2021

Pharos Hoofddorp has won the SHARE Award 2021. This award is a token of recognition for a company in the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer that stands out in the field of sustainable innovation and pioneering. Alderman Marja Ruigrok (Economy and Innovation) presented the award during SHARE Meets Food at estate De Olmenhorst in Lisserbroek. Schiphol is one of the initiators of the SHARE Award.

Published on: 11 October 2021

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'A great showpiece for the municipality of Haarlemmermeer', according to the jury report. The report goes on to praise: 'Pharos persists in shaping their vision, shows courage and is an example to others. Even in these times with the consequences of a pandemic, Pharos continues to believe in what it stands for. In Pharos, all aspects of sustainable innovation come together to make this business and meeting centre the 'healthiest working community in Europe'.

Pharos Hoofddorp

Pharos Hoofddorp is a collective of over 20 innovations led by Xander Meijer (co-owner of The Farm Kitchen) and consists of:

  • The Farm Kitchen - Jonathan Karpathios
  • CAIRN - Gyula Öry en Frederick van Gulik
  • COARE - Rob Oomen
  • Solarix & Cube-architecten - Marloes van Heteren
  • Dynamic Spaces - Aniel Ramjaman
  • Sheryl Leysner - Sheryl Leysner
  • de nieuwe draai - Marco Sotthewes
  • Graphestone - Victor Franke
  • Healthy Workers - Guus Meulendijk
  • Draaijer & Partner - Bart Griess en Simon de Ruig


The SHARE Award 2021 is an award by SHARE Founders from the business community and the Municipality of Haarlemmermeer. It is a token of recognition for a company that stands out in the field of sustainable innovation and pioneering. The SHARE Award was awarded for the tenth time on Wednesday 6 October 2021.

Previous winners are: Hero Balancer, Algae Innovations, the Waste Transformers, Rigo Verffabriek, Joost Valk Architectuur, Nijssen Recycling, the Miscanthusgroep and Park 20|20. With their innovations and pioneering role they contribute positively to developments in Haarlemmermeer.