A clean technology company from Newquay has been crowned overall winner at the 2012 Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
PALL Newquay picked up the winner of winners award at the ceremony held on Friday (December 7) after being named Best Large Managed Company.
Around 200 guests packed the Green Lawns Hotel in Falmouth to celebrate the awards’ tenth anniversary and the work businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to improve their sustainability.
Paul Tutt, unit media manager and facilities, from PALL Newquay, said: “Very pleased to be honoured with this award. A lot of work has gone into analysing opportunities where we can make a significant improvement to the way we manage our operation to continue to improve our environmental impact in the south west.
“By installing the waste treatment plant we are able to make big reduction in the carbon footprint.”
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 PALL.”
Nature Workshops was named Best Small Managed Company, while Camborne-based Community Energy Plus collected the award for Best Medium Managed Company.
Perranporth-based based, ashortwalk, and Movevirgo from Redruth were joint winners in the Products category, while Useeka Travel from Bodmin won the Services award.
Mark England from Coastline Housing collected the Best Individual award, and the Clear Mapping Company in Falmouth picked up the first-ever Green Shoots New Business accolade.
South West Water won the Resource Management category for its Hayle treatment works.
The Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust signed off its 25th anniversary with the New Build award for its new base at Newquay Airport, and the County Arms in Truro won 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 Stralfors in Redruth.