Sustainability Awards shortlist

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The shortlist for the 2014 Cornwall Sustainability Awards has been announced.

The aim of Cornwall Sustainability Awards is to encourage, reward and gain recognition for the work businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to improve their own sustainability and that of the area as a whole.

Of the registrations received this year, 74% of all entrants were applying for the awards for the first time.

Winners at the 2013 Cornwall Sustainability Awards. Organisers have just announced this year's shortlist.
Winners at the 2013 Cornwall Sustainability Awards. Organisers have just announced this year’s shortlist.

Co-organiser, Veryan Jones from Cornwall Council, said: “We tried a new approach to generate interest for the awards this year.

“We used video case studies of previous winners, as well as more promotion through social media, and an applications workshop, which worked incredibly well for us.

“It was great to receive so many entries from new applicants, especially in the food category, which is new this year.”

Co-organiser, Gitty Ankers MBE from the Environment Agency, said: “The quality of the entries this year has shown that there are some excellent businesses doing some brilliant work to be more sustainable.

“As usual, the judging day was tough and there were many discussions about the merits of each business.

“What is good is the number of new applicants, who didn’t make the shortlist this year, but who we can work with over the next 12 months to help them improve their practices even more and be winners soon.”

The winners will be announced at the award ceremony, which takes place on Thursday, December 4 at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.

Tickets are now available, priced £25 by clicking here.

2014 Cornwall Sustainability Awards Shortlist

Best Managed Small Business

  • Bosinver Farm Cottages
  • Merlin Farm
  • Spiezia Organics

Best Managed Medium Business

  • Bosence Farm
  • County Arms
  • Natural Generation

Best Managed Large Business

  • Red Hotels
  • Truro & Penwith College
  • Ward Williams Associates

Best Individual

  • Henry Orchard (Henry Orchard and Sons)
  • Lorraine Turnbull (Kilibury Smallholdings)
  • Tony Trenerry (Eden Project)

Innovation: Tomorrow’s Contribution to Sustainability

  • Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Green & Blue
  • Green Acorn Energy Solutions
  • MI Generation

Resource Efficiency

  • C&C Taxis
  • Cormac
  • Cornwall Scrapstore
  • Henry Orchard and Sons
  • Truro & Penwith College

Sustainable Food Economy

  • Eden Project
  • Kilibury Smallholdings
  • Little Kitchen Magicians
  • Tamar Grow Local
  • Whole Again Communities

Sustainable Energy

  • Community Power Cornwall
  • Natural Generation
  • The Old Coach House
  • Wattstor Ltd

Sustainable Built Environment

  • Community Energy Plus (CEP)
  • Emma and Denis Wiehahn
  • ISO Spaces
  • Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects

Theme – Connecting with Nature

  • Bosinver Farm Cottages
  • Cornwall Environmental Consultants (CEC)
  • Green & Blue
  • Naturally Learning
  • Tom Raffield

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