A Cornish brewery has been recognised for its environmental work and innovation at the Cornwall Manufacturing Awards 2024.

Keltek Brewery, in Redruth, clinched the Environmental Award, and was also named runner up in the Innovation Award.

The brewery said the Environmental Award recognised its “unwavering commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices,” with the judges noting: “From implementing renewable energy sources to reducing waste and water usage, Keltek Brewery has set a benchmark for environmentally responsible manufacturing in the region.”

Keltek said this industry recognition not only acknowledged the efforts it had been making, but would almost motivate the team to continue “leading the charge towards a greener future.”

Its position as runner up in the Innovation Award highlighted the brewery’s commitment to “pushing boundaries and embracing forward-thinking solutions,” including introducing new techniques and products.

Stewart Cawte, managing director of Keltek Brewery, said: “We are honoured to receive these prestigious awards at the Cornwall Manufacturing Awards 2024.

“These accolades are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team, who are committed to driving positive change and innovation in the manufacturing sector.

“We remain steadfast in our mission to not only produce exceptional products but also to do so in a manner that minimises our environmental footprint and inspires others to follow suit."

Falmouth Packet: Stewart with the brewery's winner award and runner up certificateStewart with the brewery's winner award and runner up certificate (Image: Keltek Brewery)

They are just the latest awards for the brewery that has previously won plaudits in Europe, as well as five double golds last year, and saw its 7.5% strong ale Beheaded named Champion Beer 2023 by Taste of the West.

Keltek Brewery was established in 1997, starting life in a small stable block on the Roseland Peninsula – initially more as a hobby, but after receiving multiple national and international awards the brewery soon expanded into a fully operational commercial enterprise.

Now based in Redruth, it supplies supermarkets, wholesale customers and pub groups, and has its own six estate pubs in Cornwall: The Railway Inn, Illogan Highway; Mount Ambrose Inn, Mount Ambrose, Redruth; Robartes Arms, Illogan; The Fox ands Hounds, Scorrier; The London Inn, Summercourt; and The Coppice, Lanner.