Wildlife Friendly Business Award 2019 is open for entries

We are delighted to announce that our ever-popular ‘Wildlife Friendly Business Award’ category is now open for entries!

This exciting category will be part of the annual Cornwall Tourism Awards for the 8th year running, which this year has a new website, a shorter application form and a new online entry process. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 30th April.

The Wildlife Friendly Business Awards category is once again being sponsored by Tevi (Cornish for ‘grow’), which is an ERDF-funded partnership project supporting economic and environmental growth in Cornwall.
Tevi is the only project of its kind that brings together an economic growth agenda with an environmental one, hand in hand. The initiative, now entering its 2nd year of 3, provides small and medium-sized enterprises across the county with expert consultation, opportunities for recognition and certification, as well as access to grant funding, in order to help realise Cornwall’s unique strategic commitment to environmental growth. Tevi also supports enterprises to become more efficient with their natural resource use, to minimise their waste and increase recycling initiatives as part of the global transition towards a circular economy. The venture is led by the University of Exeter, and is delivered through a partnership with the Trust, Cornwall Council and the Cornwall Development Company.

We would urge all tourism businesses that encourage space for nature and promote wildlife to their customers and guests to enter the awards. Taking part is a great way for us to help you to improve your existing business and focus on best practice for the future. Whether you have entered before or decide to do so now, this is your opportunity to shine. We are thrilled to be supported by Tevi for this year’s category.

Dee Reeves, Chair of the Trust’s Marketing and Fundraising Committee says,
“Our Wildlife Friendly Business Award showcases good practice and our category highlights the importance of businesses that make a significant contribution to protecting our environment and its wildlife. After all, our natural environment is the reason many people come to Cornwall in the first place.”

If you believe that your tourism business is excellent and do all you can to help Cornwall’s wildlife, we would love for you to enter, so that your business will be recognised as one of the county's best!

To enter, please visit - www.cornwalltourismawards.org.uk All entries to be received by Tuesday 30th April.
The Cornwall Tourism Awards will culminate with a Grand Awards Dinner in November where the gold, silver and bronze winners will be announced.

In partnership with Tevi, Cornwall Wildlife Trust sponsored the Wildlife Friendly Business Award category and was delighted to see so many strong entries last year. The quality of the competition kept everyone guessing who the winner would be until the night. 

Please visit the Cornwall Tourism Awards website, with full details of last year's winners in all categories. 

The winners of the 2018 Wildlife Friendly Business Award were:

GOLD - Newquay Sea Safaris, Newquay



Photo credit: Nick Williams

SILVER - Woodland Valley Farm Cornwall Beaver Project, Ladock



Encounter Cornwall, Fowey, encountercornwall.com

Paradise Park, Hayle, paradisepark.org.uk


We would also like to congratulate the businesses listed below who came very close to getting the top accolades.

Highly Commended

Padstow Touring Park, Padstow, padstowtouringpark.co.u

Railholiday, St Germans, railholiday.co.uk

Trelissick National Trust, Truro, nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick


If you are interested in finding out more about the Tevi project, please contact our Business Advisor, Catherine Pinney  at catherine.pinney@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk.