A holiday park in Newquay has been crowned overall winner at the 2011 Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
Hendra Holiday Park picked up the winner of winners award at the ceremony held on Friday (December 9) after being named Best Large Managed Company.
Around 200 guests packed the Pavilion at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, to celebrate the work businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to improve their sustainability.
Will Dexter, director at Hendra Holiday Park, said: “There were some stunning winners and we feel very humbled to have won when you look at what some of these businesses have done.
“This is part of a long process and this reinforces our ethos to take to this forward and work towards next year.
“This award presents a huge pat on the back to the whole team. We think what we’re doing is right and it’s nice to think that it’s recognised beyond the proverbial farm gate.”
Event organiser, Gitty Ankers MBE, from the Environment Agency, added: “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 Hendra Holiday Park.”
Truro-based Laurence Associates was named Best Small Managed Company, while Pensilva Dairy (Robert Wiseman Dairies) collected the award for Best Medium Managed Company.
The Low Carbon Business award went to the Par Waste Water Treatment Works (South West Water), with Launceston-based Blades winning the Products and Services category.
Mod Le Froy, founder of Global Boarders, collected the Best Individual award, while Coastline Housing in Camborne and Truro-based Event Cornwall shared top prize for the Healthy Workplace award.
The Brambles Nursery and Childrens’ Centre in St Just won the New Build award with Penwith Housing Association winning the Retro-fit award in the Sustainable Construction category.
There was also The Alan Smith Business Award for Continuous Commitment to Sustainability in Cornwall, which went to Woodland Valley in Laddock.
Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2011 results
Best Managed Small Company (sponsored by Wardell Armstrong International)
- Winner: Laurence Associates
- Highly Commended: Piran Technologies
Best Managed Medium Company (sponsored by the University of Exeter)
- Winner: Pensilva Dairy (Robert Wiseman Dairies)
- Highly Commended: Nationwide Print
Best Managed Large Company (sponsored by National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP))
- Winner: Hendra Holiday Park
- Highly Commended: Carlyon Bay Hotel
Low Carbon Business (sponsored by Oxford Innovation)
- Winner: Par Waste Water Treatment Works (South West Water)
- Highly Commended: Cottage Farm
Products and Services (sponsored by Manufacturing Advisory Service in the South West)
- Winner: Blades
- Highly Commended: Celtic Tuning
Best Individual (sponsored by Environmental Skills Network)
- Winner: Mod Le Froy (Global Boarders)
Healthy Workplace (sponsored by Ginsters)
- Joint winner: Coastline Housing
- Joint winner: Event Cornwall
- Highly commended: Bedruthan Steps and Scarlet Hotel
- Highly commended: St Austell Benefit Centre
Sustainable Construction (sponsored by the Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust)
- Winner: The Brambles Nursery and Childrens’ Centre
- Highly Commended: Bosinver Farm Cottages
- Winner: Penwith Housing Association
- Highly Commended: Little White Alice
Overall Winner (sponsored by TJ International)
- Hendra Holiday Park
The Alan Smith Award for Continuous Commitment to Sustainability in Cornwall (sponsored by the Environment Agency)
- Winner: Woodland Valley Farm