2013 Cornwall Sustainability Awards Winners!

Electric vehicle company crowned overall winner at 2013 Cornwall Sustainability Awards

One of the UK’s leading authorities on emerging electric vehicle and infrastructure technologies has been crowned overall winner at the 2013 Cornwall Sustainability Awards. ecodrive, which is based at the Pool Innovation Centre picked up the winner of winners award at the ceremony held on Friday, December 6 after winning the Best Service category.

Around 200 guests packed the Atlantic Hotel in Newquay to celebrate the awards 11th anniversary and the work businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to improve their sustainability and the sustainability of the county as a whole.

Event organiser, Veryan Jones from Cornwall Council said: “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 ecodrive.

It is the first time that the winner of winners title has gone to an organisation outside of the best small, medium and large business winners, so the ecodrive team should be very proud of their achievement. Many of these winners set an excellent example for sustainability and we will continue to showcase them nationally.”

Co-organiser, Gitty Ankers MBE, from the Environment Agency, said: “Once again businesses and organisations in Cornwall have shown that they take their commitment to the environment seriously. We’d like to say congratulations to all the businesses that entered, were shortlisted and won.”

Camp Kernow was named Best Small Managed Company, while Harts Haulage collected the award for Best Medium Managed Company. Kellys won the Best Large Managed Business, and Wattstor Ltd collected the Best Product award, Stephanie Lorton from the County Arms in Truro was named Best Individual, The Garden Gate Flower Company was awarded the Green Shoots New Business Award and the Resource Management Award went to Tulip Foods.

The Sustainable Construction Award for Retrofit went to Stride Treglown for the company’s work at Heartlands. The Sustainable Construction Award for New Build was split into two categories this year for the first time – commercial and domestic. HLM Architects won the commercial category for Brannel School and Charles Green Design won the domestic award for Sky Goth.

The Best Integrated Renewable Energy System in a Building award went to Cottage Farm, while Sourec Energy won the Best Cornish Renewable Energy Installation Company award. The award for Best Community Renewable Energy Scheme was shared between Community Power Cornwall and WREN (Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network). The Best Domestic Renewable Energy Scheme went to the Green Ripple Project. There were also three judges’ commendations this year for the Green Ripple Project, Railholiday Ltd and The Mission to Seafarers.

During the ceremony the guests and competitors heard from Dr Alan Knight from the Local Nature Partnership and one of the founders of the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC).

The awards are run jointly by the Environment Agency and Cornwall Council.

Cornwall Sustainability Awards 2013 results in full:

Best Managed Small Company – sponsored by Oxford Innovation

Winner: Camp Kernow

Highly Commended: Spiezia Organics

Best Managed Medium Company – sponsored by IMERYS

Winner: Harts Haulage

Highly Commended: Wild Futures

Best Managed Large Company – sponsored by Stralfors

Winner: Kellys

Highly Commended: Tulip Foods

Best Individual Champion – sponsored by Tamar Food

Winner: Stephanie Lorton (County Arms)

Best Individual Leadership – sponsored by Tamar Food

Joint Winner: Jerry Clarke (WREN)

Best Product – sponsored by National Industrial Symbiosis Programme (NISP)

Winner: Wattstor Ltd

Highly Commended: Clayworks

Best Service – sponsored by Business Cornwall

Winner: ecodrive

Highly Commended: Camp Kernow

Resource Management – sponsored by South West Manufacturing Advisory Service (SWMAS)

Winner: Tulip Foods

Highly Commended: Harts Haulage

Highly Commended: Wild Futures

Green Shoots New Business – sponsored by Community Energy Plus

Winner: The Garden Gate Flower Company

Highly Commended: Wattstor Ltd

Sustainable Construction: Retrofit – sponsored by MIDAS

Winner: Stride Treglown, Heartlands

Highly Commended: Coastline Housing, Treview Road

Sustainable Construction: New Build Commercial – sponsored by Lantoom Quarry

Winner: HLM Architects, Brannel School

Highly Commended: Stride Treglown

Judges Commendation: The Mission to Seafarers

Sustainable Construction: New Build Domestic – sponsored by Lantoom Quarry

Winner: Charles Green Design, Sky Goth

Highly Commended: The Emerald

Judges Commendation: Railholiday

Best Integrated Renewable Energy System in a Building – sponsored by South West Water

Winner: Cottage Farm

Highly Commended: Andrew Davy (SW) Ltd

Best Cornish Renewable Energy Installation Company – sponsored by REG Wind Power

Winner: Source Energy Ltd

Highly Commended: Celtic Renewable Energy Ltd

Best Community Renewable Energy Scheme – sponsored by Dingle Brothers

Winner: Community Power Cornwall

Winner: WREN (Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network)

Judges Commendation: Green Ripple Project

Best Domestic Renewable Energy Scheme – sponsored by Airvolution

Winner: Green Ripple Project

Highly Commended: Cottage Farm

Overall Winner – sponsored by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

Winner: ecodrive