Entries open on CSA 2015


Innovative businesses from across all sectors in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly can now apply to enter the 2015 Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA).

The awards return to celebrate their 13th anniversary after officially launching at the recent Thrive Sustainability conference in Newquay.

There will also be a workshop for guests to attend centered around how to complete your Cornwall Sustainability Awards application.

Veryan Jones, Cornwall Council’s senior environment officer, said: “We’re already getting a lot of interest in this year’s awards which is why we’ve decided to organise this business breakfast workshop.

“It will be a chance for those interested in applying to get together with some of the county’s leading sustainable business leaders and engage in some lively and inspirational conversations – learning application tips and examples of best practice along the way.

“Ultimately the workshops will give people a chance to speak to the judges first hand and see what’s involved in entering and winning an award.”

Companies will be able to compete in 11 categories: Best Managed Business (Small, Medium and Large); Best Contribution Towards to a Sustainable Food Economy; Best Contribution to a Sustainable Energy Economy; Best Contribution to Resource Efficiency; Best Contribution to the Built Environment – New build and retrofit; Best Individual Contribution; and Best Innovator – Tomorrows Contribution to Sustainability.

There is also the Theme of 2015 award, which celebrates the best example of environmental growth.

The closing date for entries is Monday, October 19.

Winners will be announced at an evening celebration to take place on Friday, December 4 at the Headland Hotel in Newquay.

Alongside the award ceremony, which will include a dinner and dance, there will be a business breakfast and sustainable conference during the day.

To book a free ticket for the workshop, click here.

To enter the awards, click here.