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
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
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