Cornwall Sustainability Awards winners announced

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By NigelB | Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 17:00

Sustainable businesses from across Cornwall came together last week for the Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2012.

Around 200 guests packed the Green Lawns Hotel in Falmouth to celebrate the awards 10th anniversary and the work businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to improve their sustainability.

PALL Newquay picked up the winner of winners award at the ceremony held on Friday, December 7 after being named Best Large Managed Company.

Event organiser, Gitty Ankers MBE, from the Environment Agency said: "This has been a fantastic year for the awards. We've had some very good entries and there has been some amazing work carried out by the businesses to become more sustainable.

"However, the judges were unanimous in their decision of awarding the overall winner to PALL.

"It's incredible to think that 10 years ago we'd just started the awards. It was a small ceremony compared to now and it's fantastic to think back and remember all the winners who have done a huge amount to improve sustainability in Cornwall."

Nature Workshops from Helston was named Best Small Managed Company, while Camborne-based Community Energy Plus collected the award for Best Medium Managed Company.

Perranporth-based based, ashortwalk, and Movevirgo from Redruth were joint winners in the Products category, while Useeka Travel from Bodmin won the Services award.

Mark England from Coastline Housing collected the Best Individual award, and the Clear Mapping Company in Falmouth picked up the first ever Green Shoots New Business accolade.

South West Water won the Resource Management category for its Hayle treatment works.

The County Arms in Truro won the Retro-fit award in the Sustainable Construction category, and the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust signed off its 25th anniversary with the New Build award for its new base at Newquay Airport.

There was also The Alan Smith Business Award for Continuous Commitment to Sustainability in Cornwall, which went to Stralfors in Redruth.

During the ceremony the guests and competitors heard from Thom Hunt, Tim Cresswell and Trevor Brinkman, better known as Thom, Tim and Trev from Channel 4's Hugh's Three Hungry Boys. The trio also made cocktails using foraged ingredients for the assembled guests.

For more information on the Awards please visit www.cornwallsustainabilityawards.org.

Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2011 results in full:

Best Managed Small Company – sponsored by Imerys

Winner: Nature Workshop

Highly Commended:  St Eval Candles

Best Managed Medium Company – sponsored by Cornwall College Business

Winner: Community Energy Plus

Highly Commended: South West Lakes Trust

Best Managed Large Company – sponsored by Henry Orchard and Sons

Winner:  PALL Newquay 

Highly Commended:  Watergate Bay Hotel

Products – sponsored by Manufacturing Advisory Service in the South West

Winner: ashortwalk

Winner: Movevirgo

Services – sponsored by Manufacturing Advisory Service in the South West

Winner: Useeka Travel

Highly Commended: Community Energy Power

Best Individual – sponsored by T.J. International

Winner: Mark England (Coastline Housing)

Resource Management – sponsored by National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)

Winner: South West Water

Highly Commended: Trewithen Dairies

Green Shoots New Business – sponsored by The Eden Project

Winner: Clear Mapping Company

Highly Commended: Natural Home

Sustainable Construction – sponsored by the Ocean Housing

New Build:

Winner:  Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Highly Commended: Arco 2 – Budehaven Nursery

Retro-fit:

Winner: County Arms

Highly Commended: Coastline Housing

The Alan Smith Award for Continuous Commitment to Sustainability in Cornwall – sponsored by the Environment Agency

Winner:  Stralfors

Overall Winner – sponsored by Oxford Innovation

Winner: PALL Newquay

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