The St Eval Candle Company has won a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.
The candle maker was just one of 205 winners in the UK – and the only business in Cornwall – to receive the accolade this year and was recognised in the sustainable development category.
CEO, Ian Greaves, said: “As we have grown over the years, we have always strived to put sustainability at the heart of all we do. I am immensely proud of the team here at St Eval in the way that the whole team have worked so hard at building a not only successful, but also an ethical and sustainable business which continues to go from strength to strength.”
Business Secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, added: “The past year has been a tough time for many businesses across the UK, which is why it is more important than ever to celebrate the achievements of our wealth creators and recognise the contributions they make to our communities.
“In the last 12 months, British businesses showed the entrepreneurial spirit that this country is renowned for, continuing to drive social mobility, find new markets to export to and produce innovative products and services.
“I congratulate this year’s winners and I wish every business that applied for an award this year every success in the future as we build back better from the pandemic.”
The awards were created following the recommendation of a committee chaired by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh in 1965. The first awards, originally known as the Queen’s Awards to Industry, were made the following year.
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants will be presenting the Awards to businesses locally throughout the year.