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 2016 has been sponsored by long-term Trust Wildlife Partner Trebah Garden.

Trebah Garden logo

The wildlife that populates our environment makes Cornwall a very special place to be, and it has long been recognised that the landscape and coast of the county are key selling points for visitors, which makes this work good for business too.

At the grand awards event in November, four worthy winners were praised for their commitment to Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.

The Trust is delighted to announce the following businesses as winners of the category: 

• 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 have also been awards 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 has 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.

Keith Hambly-Staite, Trustee at Cornwall Wildlife Trust says,

“Throughout the judging process I was struck by the willingness, enthusiasm and commitment of businesses to maintain and enhance their local environment and to promote its flora and fauna to their visitors. In a multitude of ways more and more tourist attractions and accommodation providers are recognising the importance of the environment and local wildlife to the success of their enterprises."

He continues,

"Tourism is a multi-million pound business sector bringing employment and economic wealth to many, often rural, parts of Cornwall. Our Wildlife Business Friendly category recognises the importance of business working with the environment which itself is the most important economic and social asset that we have. I would like to congratulate all those participating in the Awards, especially, the winners this year, but also all those who took part and who made this year the most successful yet."

Patrick Langmaid, Director at Gold-winning Mother Ivey's Bay Holiday Park says,

“This award is very precious to us because the category is hotly-contested and open to businesses from across the whole tourism sector. It’s a real accolade and recognition of over a quarter of a century’s hard work by our team, most recently our Gardener Alison, who has worked at the Eden Project and is full of ideas for even more improvement!”
Watch this space for details on how to enter our Wildlife Friendly Business Awards 2017.