Awards sponsors announced

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The sponsors for the 2012 Cornwall Sustainability Awards have been unveiled.

Cornwall Sustainability Awards sponsors pictured at Hendra Holiday Park (2011’s overall winners)

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the awards recognise environmentally friendly and sustainable businesses from across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Supporting them this year are the Environment Agency, Cornwall Council, University of Exeter Medical School, Henry Orchard and Sons, Truro and Penwith College, NISP, Manufacturing Advisory Service in the South West (MAS-SW), TJ International, Oxford Innovation, Lloyds TSB, Idenna photography, MPAD, Imerys, St Austell Brewery and Follett Stock.

Gitty Ankers MBE, senior environment officer for the Environment Agency Devon and Cornwall, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be able to announce the sponsors for what is a really special year for us.

“We’ve had fantastic support in the ten years we have been running and it’s key for us to engage with local businesses to ensure this important event on the Cornish business community’s calendar continues to grow and develop.”

Companies will be able to compete in seven categories including Best Managed Company (Small, Medium and Large), Low Carbon Business, Resource Management, Products and Services, Best Individual, Sustainable Construction (retrofit and new built), and the new category for 2012 is the Green Shoots New Business award.

The closing date for entries is Sunday, September 30. Businesses can enter by visiting www.cornwallsustainabilityawards.org where all criteria and entry forms can be downloaded.

Awards will be presented at a ceremony to be held at the Green Lawns Hotel, on December 7.