Businesses in the Truro, Camborne and Redruth areas have picked up trophies at this year’s Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
Around 200 guests gathered at 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.
Overall “winner of winners” was named as medical filters producer PALL Newquay, after it won “best large managed company”.
Camborne-based charity Community Energy Plus, which from its base at Tolvaddon helps people heat their homes more efficiently, collected the award for “best medium managed company.”
Perranporth-based Ashortwalk, which makes products from recycled items, and moulding specialists Movevirg, from Redruth, were joint winners in the products category.
Mark England from Redruth-based Coastline Housing collected the ‘best individual’ award, while South West Water won the “resource management” category for its Hayle treatment works.
The County Arms in Truro won the award in the “sustainable construction” category, and the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust signed off its 25th anniversary with the “new build” award for its base at Newquay Airport.
The business award for continuous commitment to sustainability in Cornwall went to Redruth printing company Stralfors.
Event organiser Gitty Ankers, from the Environment Agency, told the Packet 2012 had been a “fantastic year” for the awards, with some strong entries and “some amazing work” carried out by the businesses to become more sustainable.