Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly Sustainability Awards 2023

Entries 2023

Arbor Farm

Arbor Farm is an innovative tree nursery business, offering a locally-produced, sustainable supply of trees, grown in Cornwall, for planting in Cornwall. Arbor Farm has also created a unique research and development site, demonstrating a range of effective, nature-based land management solutions, where trees are strategically utilised as an alternative cropping resource, and as functional tools to mitigate the impacts of a changed climate, support nature recovery, and provide landscape and community resilience. They seek to promote, and build a business-case for, an investment-based, stackable benefit approach to tree planting, establishment and management.

Assentech Sales Ltd

Assentech is a trusted supplier of industrial safety and environmental solutions in the tank storage industry. They have a comprehensive range of high-quality products and services and are dedicated to ensuring personnel safety, environmental protection, and operational efficiency across diverse sectors. Their pioneering Vent-Less breather valve test bench perfectly symbolises their commitment to sustainability, aligning with industry standards while significantly reducing emissions and facilities’ carbon footprint.

Behaviour Change Cornwall

Behaviour Change Cornwall transforms lost fishing nets and ocean plastic, they recover from Cornwall’s coast, into unique products and parts: ensuring polluting plastic is once more precious and purposeful, ensuring it never harms wildlife again. Their creations range from jewellery and homeware sold directly to consumers, to parts and products created from ocean plastic. Every piece of ocean plastic is traceable from sale, back to the location in which it was found.

Bio Engine Technology Ltd
Boconnoc Estate

Boconnoc House and Estate in Lostwithiel encompasses a range of activities, including agriculture, tourism, and events. Their commitment to sustainability is embedded in their values, and they take significant steps to ensure their operations are environmentally responsible. They protect the land they steward, creating a sanctuary for wildlife to flourish. They choose practices informed by their intention to tread lightly on the earth by minimising their carbon footprint. They are committed to continually improving our sustainable practices, setting new goals, and achieving even higher standards in the future.

Bolghen Tree Nursery CIC

Bolghen Community Tree Nursery CIC collects seeds from local indigenous trees within a 30 mile radius of their nursery in St Austell. The resulting production of certificated saplings are then made available to community tree planting initiatives in the local area, as one/two year-old whips. Bolghen creates opportunities for a range of different community sectors, transforming its primary mission to grow trees into one that also connects people from a variety of backgrounds, from those dealing with complex issues to those who simply want to volunteer.

Castaway Ropes

A small family business based in Hayle on the North coast of Cornwall. Set up in 2020 with the aim of recycling as much marine plastic as possible, over the past three years they have inspired others to follow their lead in repurposing fishing ropes into new items. So far they have recycled over 25 miles of rope from around Cornwall and Devon They make a range of sustainable and eco-friendly homewares from washed up and end of service commercial fishing rope, e.g. doormats, dog toys and leads.

China Fleet Country Club Ltd

Set in 180 acres of exquisite countryside, on the cusp of Devon and Cornwall, China Fleet is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. Just 15 minutes from Plymouth’s city centre, sitting on the stunning Tamar Estuary, they provide the perfect opportunity for a break away from suburban life. With an extensive offering to suit all lifestyles and a knowledgeable, friendly team dedicated to ensuring an enjoyable time – holiday accommodation, gym, swimming pool, Aqua Spa, fitness classes, racquet sports, Woodland Adventure Golf, 18-hole golf course, Toptracer Driving Range, cafe & restaurant dining, spa, wedding & events venue or conference & meeting room facilities, in a truly breath-taking location.

CHX Products

CHX Products design and manufacture environmentally conscious products for the promotional merchandising industry. Recognising their responsibility to the planet and the impact their products have, CHX only use 100% recycled plastic and have created their own revolutionary rHIPS.b, a recycled and biodegradable plastic that uses no virgin material and all in-house waste products. CHX offer ranges to suit the needs of the industry and seasonality including motoring accessories, office and student essentials, leisure items, Christmas, and our best-selling trolley coins. CHX’s commitment to only using recyclable plastic underpins all businesses decisions allowing growth, innovation and fully supports our plans to lower carbon emissions and becoming a Net Zero Cornish manufacturer in the coming years.

Cleaner Seas Group
Code 7 Consulting & Suez

Code7 Consulting are a Cornwall based ecology consultancy, specialising in habitat reconstruction and biodiversity net gain, and have been working closely with Cornwall Council and SUEZ recycling and recovery UK on the restoration of closed landfill sites in Cornwall since 2017. SUEZ recycling and recovery UK provide the processing of waste and recycling on behalf of Cornwall Council on a long-term partnership. SUEZ operated the landfills in Cornwall and were responsible for their restoration before handing the sites back to Cornwall Council for their end-of-life care. Cornwall Council and SUEZ now operate the Cornwall energy recovery centre (CERC) in St Dennis.

Cormac (Corserv Solutions Ltd)
Cornish Gems

Proudly independent, Cornish Gems curates memorable holiday experiences in Cornwall, with the wellbeing of their communities and planet at their heart. A responsible, award-winning Cornish company founded in 2007, they’ve been welcoming visitors to the UK’s number one tourist destination with five-star self-catering accommodation that meets the highest quality, cleanliness and safety standards, in breath-taking locations throughout Cornwall.

Cornwall Carpets & Flooring

Cornwall Carpets and Flooring is a family-run premium flooring contractor, mainly providing services throughout Devon and Cornwall. As a sustainable business they work closely with their customers to develop sustainable flooring solutions that can enhance their eco credentials. They remove, compact and send waste carpet to local waste to energy schemes in Cornwall and Devon through their recycling partners and hold 11 years’ worth of Recofloor Awards for their recycling of vinyl flooring. They also compact and recycle polythene wrapping, plastic and cardboard.

Cornwall Health & Climate Resilience Network
Disconnected Energy

Disconnected Energy design off-grid solar generators that require no professional installation or maintenance. The Ark series of generators provide an integrated assistant to guide customers through the off-grid experience, helping them manage their power perfectly. The Lithium batteries are safely maintained by advanced electronics that help extend the life span of the system.

Earth Candle Company

Earth Candle Co make planet friendly candles. Not only are the candles sustainable but a tree is planted in the Amazon rainforest for every candle sold. Earth Candle Co have just celebrated planting 10,000 trees.

Envirotech R&D Ltd

Envirotech R&D Ltd has scientifically developed and trialled an innovative methodology to combat coastal erosion, through the accelerated establishment of favourable growing conditions of both flora and fauna in specific locations. This technology works by creating optimum conditions for habitats to thrive, particularly where drought, aridity and coastal erosion are of serious concern to the native species and environment. Recent trials on the Isles of Scilly in areas affected by coastal erosion, as well as previous trials in areas where desertification have been problematic in the world have proved that this technology can be a useful tool to prevent further habitational loss, safeguard what is there, but also reverse habitational decline.

Ethica Diamonds

Ethica Diamonds is a women-led, purpose driven Cornish jewellery brand created in 2010 by a mother and daughter, determined to make luxury ethical jewellery inclusive and accessible to all that is free from harm to people or planet. They specialise in diamonds and gemstones grown above ground with precious metals that are 100% recycled or responsibly mined.

Flotsam Flo

Flotsam Flo creates fashion items, such as bags and accessories from waste that cannot easily (or are impossible) to be recycled. With the impact of plastic pollution on our environment, Flotsam Flo focuses on repurposing items such as wetsuits, life jackets, paddling pools, marketing banners and inflatables. This year, they have launched upcycling & sewing workshops at their studio, as well as delivering a number of guest speaker talks, spreading the awareness of plastic pollution. They also work with local charities and organisations to make them more sustainable.

Friends of Thanckes Park
Friends of Tregoniggie Woodland

Established in the early 1970’s by legendary local gardener Don Hoyle, Tregoniggie Woodland is a Cornwall Council owned public open space which was becoming derelict due to reduced maintenance. Set up in 2013, the Friends set about clearing paths, planting trees and installing signage. More recently, they have secured funding to upgrade paths (especially to improve access for less able people), created a pond, helped establish flower-rich meadows, repaired Cornish hedges, installed benches and commissioned a wood-carving project. The group also holds an annual Woodland Fair, organises Bat Walks and other nature activities.

Gaia Trust CIO

The Gaia Trust’s mission is “farming for people and wildlife”. They own nearly 550 acres of grazing pasture, woodland and other habitats, mostly in Cornwall. Their regenerative farming provides a real living for a farmer whilst improving soil, reducing run-off, minimising carbon footprint and nurturing wildlife. Their work also provides community benefits by connecting people with landscape and nature, improving wellbeing and providing opportunities for learning, participation and enjoyment.

Gleaning Cornwall

Farmers often have to overproduce in order to ensure they have enough food to satisfy their markets. Crops grow at different rates and farmers can’t usually afford to send in more than one team of pickers. Also, markets fluctuate and weather, pests and disease mean that there is often perfectly good produce left in the fields that aren’t harvested. Gleaning Cornwall harvests some of this produce and distributes it, for free to local food banks, community kitchens and community larders. They help feed around 10,000 people in need most weeks, through 90 organisations across Cornwall and West Devon. During the last two years they have gleaned over 110 tonnes of vegetables, saving food charities £390,000.

Green Threads Cornwall

With an overflowing wardrobe and a desire to combat fast fashion, Green Threads Cornwall was created as a sustainable, second life fashion pop up to bring together unwanted garments and eco brands with new wearers. As well as organising slow fashion pop-up markets throughout the year, they now collaborate with local groups, businesses and councils to share knowledge and guidance on sustainable fashion initiatives.

Growing Point – The Eden Project
Happy Days Nurseries & Pre Schools

Happy Days Nurseries & Pre-Schools offers premium childcare across the Southwest. Since 1981, Happy Days has been supporting children’s early stages of life with their unique ‘Where Children Shine’ curriculum, a wealth of experience from our passionate and dedicated educators, and curated environments to ignite play and learning. Underpinned by their values, visions, and missions, Happy Days continuously promote inclusion, sustainability, and welfare within their settings and beyond, working closely with businesses and organisations to support the local community. They currently care for over 2,000 children across 20 of our nurseries and employ nearly 500 personnel, continuously working to ensure all our children are nurtured to become a learner for life and enable future success.


Hiyield is a climate conscious digital product studio based in Truro. They create websites and digital tools for clients all over the UK and try to do that in the most sustainable way. They pride ourselves on employing innovative, low-carbon design and development techniques, ensuring that their digital solutions are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. They are committed to transparency and accountability. For each project undertaken, they provide their clients with a comprehensive Carbon & Emissions report, helping them better understand the environmental impact of their digital presence.

Hoffmann Haulage Ltd

Cornwall’s first and only carbon free courier service operating with full electric vans only. They connect Cornish businesses with each other, helping them to reduce the carbon footprint of their local supply chain. Their service plays a vital part in businesses and the County’s route to net zero.

Inclusion Cornwall & AONB

Inclusion Cornwall’s strategic role places it at the forefront of addressing social, economic and environmental inclusion themes in Cornwall. They play a vital strategic role in addressing exclusion and inequality in Cornwall, working with stakeholders to create lasting change and improve the lives of those most in need. This includes promoting equal access to environment, employment, education, and training opportunities, as well as advocating for better healthcare, housing, and community services for disadvantaged groups.

Jo Hague Designs
KCS Trade Print

A specialist label manufacturer that offer’s the UK’s only B Corp certified production facility. Through their trade arm, KCS Print, they manufacture for customers in the UK and Europe using only certified sustainably sourced materials. Whilst Root Sustainable Labels specialises in making labels out of innovative environmentally friendly materials for conscious brands.

Kehellend Trust

Kehelland Trust is a registered charity. They provide a rural, horticultural setting for the support of young people and adults with learning and/ or physical disabilities. Developing personal and social skills, individual opportunities and active participation in the local community. Situated across 16 acres of land between Camborne and Godrevy care & growing go hand-in-hand. They grow using organic and no-dig principles wherever possible.

Lynher Dairies Ltd

Lynher Dairies, owned by Catherine Mead OBE DL, is situated in the small rural village of Ponsanooth. Employing 20 people, they are the sole producers of the award-winning cheeses including nettle-wrapped Cornish Yarg, Wild Garlic Yarg, Cornish Kern, and Stithians. Their specialist artisan cheeses are made by hand in open vats from the creamy milk produced by their own herd of Ayrshires, and other herds in Cornwall.

Mena Woodwork & Design Ltd

Based in Cornwall, Mena Woodwork + Design is a small, focused workshop, specialising in functional, understated and sustainable outdoor furniture built with longevity in mind. They prefer to use traditional joinery techniques, tried and tested by generations of woodworkers, and a timeless design aesthetic. Each piece is environmentally considered, meaning they prefer to focus on quality not quantity, whilst limiting the amount of wood miles. There is no compromise to be had when it comes to fresh and innovative design that is kind to the environment.

Menheniot Primary School

Menheniot Primary School encourage the children to look after and respect the environment. All classes have their own growing area and the reception class have a polytunnel in which they produce a good selection of vegetables. They support the village’s environmental initiatives and thought that the ‘Tree of Life’ initiative was a fantastic idea. The majority of reception intake opted to have a young tree and the parents pledged to look after it and to support its growth. The idea behind the project was to increase the number of trees being planted in the village and to encourage and enthuse the children in looking after and appreciating the natural world.

Mylor Sailing School

Mylor Sailing School is an independent RYA accredited training school with a large and versatile fleet of boats, including accessible and adapted boats for sailing and powerboating. They welcome everybody and pride themselves on applying ethical values to their business behaviour. They strive to be as inclusive, ethical, responsible and as sustainable as possible.

Naked Solar

Naked Solar is a leading provider of solar energy solutions. They specialise in designing and installing solar panel systems for residential and commercial properties across the Southwest. Their goal is to help homeowners and businesses transition to clean and sustainable energy sources while saving money on their electricity bills. Their expertise and high-quality after sales service, makes solar energy accessible and hassle-free for their customers.

National Trust Welcome Centre

The National Trust Welcome Centre in Penzance work with local transport and tourism partners and a volunteer team to facilitate and promote sustainable visits to Penzance and West Cornwall. They are a one stop shop for bus and walking route information, maps, bespoke itineraries as well as local activities and events.

They specialise in the supply and installation of electric vehicle chargers for home and business. They work alongside their clients, offering advice and direction in the world of electric vehicles.

Oltco are dedicated to transforming spaces. They provide outstanding, high-quality products and are renowned for forward-thinking solutions and incredible customer service. Since 2004, Oltco has become the leading independent resin-bound specialist in the UK. With over 50 expert installation teams operating nationwide, Oltco’s Cornwall hub is filled with experienced office staff delivering outstanding customer service.

One Blue Eye

We collect, process and make objects from plastic waste with value and purpose. Using the process to educate and inspire everyone to treat plastic as a precious resource.

Origin Coffee

Origin Coffee is an independently owned speciality coffee roaster that is bound by one central ethos–to source incredible coffee through a sustainable, triple bottom line approach.

Our Only World

Our Only World is a registered charity based in Polzeath, Cornwall focussing on marine conservation. They comprise of passionate volunteers who want to pay back to the natural environment. They have four projects at present. The first, is to record and promote a song and video composed especially for primary school children. The second, is the publication of a children’s book about plastic pollution. The third, is the design and manufacture of a water refill station, using a local supply chain and recycled fishing nets in its structure, intended to reduce single use plastic. The fourth, is siting sea tiles, inspired by Living Sea Walls Australia, to increase marine biodiversity in our coastal waters.

Pemboa Flowers

Pemboa flowers is a small scale, off grid, cut flower farm based in south Cornwall. All their flowers are grown sustainably, organically and using the no-dig method in order to minimise their impact on the native plants and creatures, create more richly diverse habitats, and nourish the soil in order to create a positive legacy for generations to come.

Planet A Solutions

Planet A Solutions is a social enterprise set up to assist businesses and organisations to decarbonise. Their solutions are often complex, weaving together many facets to achieve an optimal outcome for the business and the planet. They routinely include renewable energy integration, energy storage, efficiency improvements and a detailed understanding of electricity network regulations to map out solutions for immediate implementation and pathways that align with business activity and growth into the future. They are engineers and architects, working alongside ecologists and planners to move away from fossil fuel reliance as quickly as possible and to limit the impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss.

Plant One Cornwall

Plant One Cornwall is a not-for-profit woodland creation company dedicated to restoring native woodland habitats across Cornwall. They are a small but dedicated team that focuses on the threat of climate change and the ecological crisis by taking direct action. Their unique approach empowers businesses, landowners and communities to create tangible local solutions to these global problems.

Premier Water Solutions 10 Ltd

Premier Water Solutions Ltd has 23 years of experience in the wastewater and water Industry. They started off providing technical expertise in consultancy and have expanded to installations and maintenance for wastewater treatment as well as Property Flood Resilience (PFR) products. More recently they have moved into the Environmental Intelligence sector and have been successful in being awarded over £100k of investment to develop new projects relating to environmental monitoring and data transmission.

Railholiday Ltd

Railholiday have been offering sustainable holidays in beautifully converted railway carriages for 25 years. By siting carriages at the mainline stations of St Germans and Hayle, Railholiday have been able to promote car-free holidays by offering a £50 discount for guests coming by train. They also offer a low-carbon discount for local people. Guests have the opportunity to contribute to a tree fund, financing community orchards in Cornwall and Devon. Railholiday manage their woods and gardens for optimum wildlife benefit, using home-grown timber for carriage restoration and heating. Very much community rooted, the business has also been instrumental in establishing a community shop, summer festival and public transport-users group in the home village of St Germans.

Resilient Orchards Cornwall CIC
Re-Solar Ltd
Sailors Creek CIC
Scilly Spirit Distillery

Husband and wife team, Arthur & Hilary Miller established their Scilly Spirit Distillery on the Isles of Scilly in May 2019, where they make their internationally awarded Island Gin, Atlantic Strength gin, Rosé Aged gin, and Triple Citrus gin, plus their forthcoming Island Whisky, releasing November 2024.

St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer in Cornwall since 1851. The company also owns over 160 pubs across the Southwest and is the biggest drinks wholesaler in the region. They instil resilient and regenerative practices across all areas of the business; from investing in renewable energy and waste reduction, to offering apprenticeships and working closely with local suppliers and barley farmers. The company is committed to building strong networks, embedding green skills, and building climate resilience to reach net zero by 2040 and ensure the longevity of its business for future generations.

Steeple Woodland Project

Steeple Woodland Project has transformed a 40 acre site around Knill’s Monument overlooking St Ives Bay. Previously a sterile monoculture of Rhododendron, the site has been restored to a thriving habitat for native flora and fauna, developed and maintained solely by volunteers. The site is laced with a network of footpaths enjoyed by locals and tourists, and includes Steeple Woods, a mature Temperate Rainforest of mainly beech and oak trees; Worvas Hill, where plants typical of lowland heath have emerged in a patchwork of heathers, gorse, bracken, grasses, mosses and lichens; and Trelyon Downs which has been planted with a mix of native tree species, amongst which wildlife and flowers are now thriving. The Project organises numerous activities at the reserve, including volunteer work sessions, wildlife surveys, environmental research projects and community events.

Sun Haven Holiday Park

Founded in early 2018 to build a brand which stood for something different in the industry. They are a UK holiday park operator with a big difference. B Corp certified and committed to leading the way in responsible tourism. By becoming a B Corp, they’ve joined a movement of organisations that are determined to become an Eco-friendly force for good. This Certification is a rigorous acknowledgement of our performance, accountability and transparency covering a range of factors; an independently-verified symbol of our high social and environmental commitment.

The Grower – Presingoll Farm

The Grower specialises in the growing and supply of trees and hedging. Offering landscape experience to provide a turn-key solution to planting needs including consulting, planting, and maintenance services. They are the South West’s largest grower of bareroot hedging and trees and the first grower in Cornwall to receive their Plant Healthy Certification.

The Meadows Barns Centre

The Meadow Barns is an education centre which helps to inform and relieve anxiety about Climate Change. They offer a wide range of activities – indoors and out – plus a weekly Green Fridays blog, all dedicated to exploring positive Sustainable Solutions. They aim to support people of all different backgrounds and ages and are fortunate to be achieving this through the input of volunteers, who bring specialist skills, ranging from engineers to chefs, singers & dancers to local church and business leaders. They all share the mission – to grow the publications, events and the communities that support our movement 4 Climate Hope.

The National Lobster Hatchery

The National Lobster Hatchery founded in 1998 work closely with the fishing industry and a close network of local fisherman to raise and release back into the wild juvenile European lobsters to avoid a potential stock collapse in our fishery. They have honed their stock enhancement processes over the last 20 years, commencing with lobster due to the high value this species has on the local fishing communities. Through their visitors centre in Cornwall they educate on marine conservation and sustainability as a whole, alongside their team of scientists who work on pioneering research projects.

The Refill Store

The Refill Store offer a sustainable alternative to traditional retail by allowing customers to bring their own containers and refill them with various products, such as food staples, cleaning supplies, and personal care items. They aim to reduce single-use packaging and minimise waste, promoting a more eco-friendly and zero-waste lifestyle. Customers can purchase the quantity they need, cutting down on excess packaging and lowering their environmental impact. They foster a community-centered, closed loop, environmentally conscious approach to shopping.

The Strand Antique Shop
Tree Saltash

Tree Saltash is a 5-year project for planting trees and hedgerows in Saltash to improve the urban landscape, as well as providing the known benefits of trees including shade, shelter and wildlife habitat. Tree Saltash is a collaboration between Saltash Tree Wardens, Forest for Cornwall, Saltash Town Council, and the Saltash community. Careful choice of ‘right tree right place’ will ensure the sustainability of the trees and hedgerows, as will community involvement and support. All trees planted in the first season (2022/3) have survived with appropriate aftercare, and the second planting season is imminent.

Tregenna Castle Resort

Tregenna Castle Resort is a 72 acre resort in St. Ives with 130 rooms and hotel apartments and 40 self catering properties on the estate. Tregenna is also a popular function venue. Facilities onsite include a restaurant, bar, indoor and outdoor pool, badminton, basketball, tennis courts, studio gym, woodland walk and subtropical gardens. They are passionate about the environment, local people, and the future. Their goal is to be as eco-friendly as possible, support local suppliers and communities wherever they can, and make sure they are doing everything in their power to preserve the planet for future generations.


The National Trust is Europe’s largest conservation charity, caring for miles of coastline, woodlands, countryside and the hundreds of historic buildings, gardens and precious collections. Trelissick cares for over 300 acres of diverse woodland and parkland, as well as a welcoming Georgian house and woodland gardens, all set against the ever-changing views of the Fal estuary, and there for everyone to enjoy, forever.


Tremap was founded to bring transparency to trees. Tremap is based in Cornwall and has customers worldwide who need to know where their trees are, from olive growers in Crete to the most prestigious arboretum in America. Tremap is recognised as a start-up success story by Innovate UK as well as European and international funds. If its woody, tremap it. From tea bushes at Tregothnan to rare species in South America, over 15 million tremapped so far. Download the tremap app today, hunting trees is so much more worthwhile than hunting Pokemon!

Treveth Holdings

Treveth is an innovative property and investment company, building high-quality and sustainable new homes, communities, and workspace for the benefit of people who live and work in Cornwall. Created by Cornwall Council, the company has a ‘profit with purpose’ ethos to deliver social and environmental as well as commercial benefits, with profits returned to support Council services. Treveth, together with its affordable housing company Perran Housing, has recently been certified as a B Corp.

Trusted Tech Ltd

Trusted Tech is an IT & Computer equipment recycling company that recycle, renew and reuse computer equipment. They are a regenerative company keeping computer equipment in life as long as possible through recycling, repairs and upgrading. Their refurbished equipment helps give back to the less fortunate by being affordable, allowing people to keep in touch with the outside world for their mental wellbeing or for a business with less cashflow and in some cases for businesses looking to lower their carbon footprint or looking at gaining their B Corp status.

Woodland Creation Holiday Cottages

Woodland Collection are four dog friendly holiday cottages on an eco-farm near Hayle. Their dream is to show guests how a more sustainable life can be really enjoyed rather than just tolerated. Each cottage sleeps up to 6 people and 4 dogs and has its own enclosed succulent garden, designed to cope with climate change. The cottages sit in 30 acres of wildflower meadows, with a huge variety of wild herbs, clovers, vetches and flowers grown here. Their aim is to let the soil rest, and to see the numbers of insects and birds recover. Their goal is to reduce our carbon footprint by investing in solar energy and EV charging points. They run educational nature tours around the farm for guests.

Upstream Thinking – Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Upstream Thinking is a South West Water funded initiative to protect water quality and biodiversity in the South West. Cornwall Wildlife Trust delivers this project across four drinking water catchments, working with farmers and landowners. Across West Cornwall they encourage clean water through reducing the risk of soil, nutrients and pesticides entering rivers and streams, they create and restore wildlife habitats and ensure better resilience to extreme weather bought about by climate change.

Westcountry Rivers Trust

Westcountry Rivers Trust protects and restores rivers across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and into Dorset. Their work is underpinned by science, evidence and experience and a commitment to the resilience of freshwater resources. They have been bringing rivers to life for almost 30 years and their vision is to see the region’s freshwater environments flowing freely and teeming with life, for all who depend on them.


Wildanet is an independent Cornish-based internet service provider, bringing high-speed broadband to homes, businesses and communities throughout Cornwall and the Southwest. They believe every person, business and community has the right to be part of the worldwide digital community and to benefit from the opportunities it brings which is why we’re investing in upgrading the digital infrastructure here in Cornwall, to help give many thousands of people access to high-speed broadband and digital connectivity for generations to come.

Verto Homes

Founded in 2010, Verto are the UK’s leading sustainable housebuilder. They only design, build, and sell homes that produce zero carbon emissions — and constantly seek innovative new materials and technologies that offer the highest levels of energy efficiency. With properties now reaching EPC ratings of 125A, along with their recent partnership with Octopus Energy, Verto are delivering the UK’s first Zero Bills homes – homes with zero energy bills. Aside from residential new build homes and Affordable Homes, all built to a Zero Bills standard, the company have also diversified their business activities in the Purpose Built Student Accommodation sector with the impending delivery of Halo Village – the world’s first Zero Carbon Student Community located next to Falmouth University.

This Years Categories

Entrants for this category will demonstrate best practice for the benefit of the environment, their employees and the wider community.

Entrants will show how they have addressed some or all of the following:

  • energy, pollution, waste and resource management
  • water
  • transport
  • purchasing and the local economy
  • buildings and land use
  • community participation
  • employment practices (including equality and diversity)
  • environmental management

The Awards Process 2023

  1. Nominate or apply via the online form by 31st October.
  2. Entries are judged by our expert panel by the end of November.
  3. Results are announced at the award ceremony on 8th December

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