Entries open on Sustainability Awards

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The 2010 Cornwall Sustainability Awards' overall winners, Henry Orchard & Son

Environmentally friendly and sustainable businesses from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can now apply to enter the 2011 Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

Companies will be able to compete in seven categories including Best Managed Company, Low Carbon Business, Resource Management, Products and Services, Best Individual and for the first time, Sustainable Construction.

This also sees the addition of the new Healthy Workplace award.

The closing date for entries is Friday, September 30.

Anthony Weight, Cornwall Council’s sustainable development officer and event organiser, said: “We’re really pleased to announce the ninth Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

“Cornwall is at the cutting edge of sustainable development and this year has seen a rise in awareness of the role Cornwall has to play through initiatives such as renewable energy development.”

The seven categories are:

  • Best Managed Company (Small, Medium and Large)
  • Low Carbon Business
  • Resource Management
  • Products and Services
  • Best Individual
  • Healthy Workplace
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Overall Winner Award

Since 2002 the Cornwall Sustainability Awards has given trophies to and acknowledged hundreds of Cornish businesses both large and small and as diverse as breweries, printers, clothing manufacturers and even an abattoir.

Last year’s Overall winner was scrap metal dealer, Henry Orchard and Sons.

Businesses who would like to enter this year’s awards should visit the website, where all criteria and entry forms can be downloaded.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony taking place on Friday, December 9 at the Royal Cornwall Showground Pavilion Centre.

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