Cornwall Sustainability Awards

The Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA) aims to encourage, reward and gain recognition for the excellent work businesses are doing to improve their own sustainability and that of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly as a whole.

The Trust is sponsoring the awards this year and would like to encourage people to take a moment to read more to find out how their business could benefit. We asked Veryan Jones from the CSA to tell us more about the awards:

Who should get involved?

Any business, organisation, or individual who is doing their bit locally for sustainability and wishes to showcase their efforts. It doesn’t matter if you’re a micro business or a large multi-national - there’s a category for everyone.

Why should a business apply?

• It’s free to enter

• Online application process makes it easy, save as you go until you are ready to submit

• Shortlisted entrants get their name in lights at the awards ceremony on the 1st December and on our website

• Opportunity to network with over 250 people from all sorts of different sectors

• Winning an award improves your marketability and can lead to more business

• Many of our winners and runners up go on to win regional, national and international awards

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So, which categories can a business apply for?

All entrants must apply under either the Best Managed Micro/Small/ Medium/ Large category plus one other category of your choice:

• Best Contribution Towards Creating a Sustainable Food Economy, from Nature to Plate

• Best Contribution Towards the Creation of a Sustainable Energy Economy

• Best Contribution to Resource Efficiency

• Best Contribution to the Built Environment

• Best Contribution to Cornwall’s ‘Brand’ Through Sustainability

• Best Contribution to Sustainability by Increasing Resilience in the Community

• Tomorrow’s Contribution to Sustainability through Innovation

• Best Individual Contribution

• Theme of 2017 - Best Contribution to Environmental Growth


That all sounds great, what now?

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What are the key dates?

• 27th September – Free Application Workshop at University of Exeter campus in Penryn as part of the Circular Economy Summit.

• 16th October – the closing date for applications.

• 1st December – the awards ceremony at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.

Don't forget to book your place on the free application workshop