Wildlife Friendly Business Award

Mother Ivey's Bay wins Gold, photo by Nick WilliamsMother Ivey's Bay wins Gold, photo by Nick Williams

The aim of our Award is give local businesses a chance to shine, allowing them to showcase their commitment to supporting, enhancing and promoting nature in Cornwall, for the enjoyment of their guests.

Our popular Wildlife Friendly Business Award category within the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2017 has been sponsored this year by Cornwall Environmental Consulstants.

Cornwall Environmental Consultants

Cornwall is highly regarded across the UK as a go to holiday destination, largely due to its stunning scenery and impressive coastline. Managing the demands on this environment is a challenge that tourism businesses in the county face on a daily basis. Cornwall Wildlife Trust hopes to boost the emphasis on sustainability within the sector by being involved in the awards, and encourage business to deliver a high quality visitor experience whilst being mindful of their impact on the environment.

Entries for 2017 are now closed and judging is taking place. The results will be announced on 2nd November.

Cornwall Environmental Consultants, which provides ecology and landscape architect services is sponsoring the category. Phil Hills, Consultancy Manager says, “CEC is delighted to sponsor the ‘Wildlife Friendly Business’ category for this year’s Cornwall Tourism awards, as it rewards businesses that are recognising the importance of the environment and the wildlife which surrounds them and the work they do. In our line of work, and supporting the Trust in the way we do, it’s fantastic to see such efforts from local businesses, big and small. We are happy to put our name to such a prestigious award and wish everyone the best of luck!”

Last year four worthy winners were praised for their commitment to Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.

2016 Winners:

• GOLD - Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park, near Padstow
• SILVER - The Olde House, Wadebridge
• BRONZE – Encounter Cornwall, Fowey
• BRONZE Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Four businesses were also awarded Highly Commended in recognition for their efforts:
St Eval Candle Company, St Eval
Koru Kayaking, St Agnes
Padstow Touring Park, PadstowCTA trophies, photo by Nick Williams
Paradise Park, Hayle

The judging panel recognised that these businesses go the extra mile for our county’s beautiful landscape and wildlife, which in turn helps to encourage millions of tourists to visit Cornwall every year.