Sustainability awards recognise local success

Posted on 12th December 2012

This year’s Cornwall Sustainability Awards were held last week, with over 200 people from a wide range of Cornish businesses in attendance.

The event was held at the Green Lawns Hotel in Falmouth and Newquay’s clean technology company Pall was declared Winner of Best Overall Sustainable Company.

Nature Workshops – a social enterprise and member of the Peninsula Environment and Human Health Forum – was named Best Small Managed Company, whilst Redruth-based Movevirgo were joint winners in the sustainable products category.

Mark England of not-for-profit housing provider Coastline Housing collected the Best Individual award and Falmouth’s Clear Mapping Company, which supports businesses and event organisers with locational, directional and route maps, picked up the awards’ first ever Green Shoots New Business accolade.

This year’s event marked the 10th anniversary of the awards, which were established to reflect the work that businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to reduce their impact on the environment.

The European Centre has worked in partnership with Cornwall Council and the Environment Agency to organise and deliver the event.

Sustainability is a key research theme both at the European Centre and the Environment and Sustainability Institute. The awards provide an opportunity to recognise the innovative and often UK leading developments in sustainability happening in Cornwall.

For more information and a list of all of the winners, read the Western Morning News article.

Image: Winners of Best Managed Large Business, and Best Overall PALL Newquay collect their award. L-R Tim Cresswell (Three Hungry Boys), Joss Hawkins (PALL), Thom Hunt (Three Hungry Boys), Paul Tutt (PALL), Charlie David (Cornwall Council), and Chris Pomfret (Local Enterprise Partnership). Picture courtesy of Mary Neale.

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