Sustainabilty Awards launched

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The 2012 Cornwall Sustainability Awards officially opened for entries with a launch event St Austell Brewery visitor centre.

Launching the 2012 Cornwall Sustainability Awards are previous winners (L-R) Will Dexter (Hendra Holiday Park), Rob Norwell (Stralfors), Mark Picken (MPAD) and Robin Freight (St Austell Brewery) with event organiser, Gitty Ankers MBE (Environment Agency)

During the evening guests heard from four previous winners – Robin Freight of St Austell Brewery, Rob Norwell from Stralfors, Will Dexter from Hendra Holiday Park and Mark Picken from MPAD.

The event was held to highlight to would-be applicants the benefits of applying for an award in the event’s tenth anniversary year.

Gitty Ankers MBE of the Environment Agency, who is a co-organiser of the event, said: “It is always a pleasure to launch these prestigious awards which have been running for the past nine years, and have become highly regarded by businesses in Cornwall.

“It was a fantastic evening and it was great to hear from the four businesses about what they had done to become more sustainable and what winning a Cornwall Sustainability Award meant to them.”

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

This also sees the addition of the new Green Shoots New Business category.

The closing date for entries is Friday, September 30.

Businesses who would like to enter this year’s awards should click here.

Details of the tenth anniversary ceremony, which will be held in December, will be revealed shortly.