Wildlife Friendly Business Award is open for entries

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is delighted that its ever-popular ‘Wildlife Friendly Business Award’ category is now open for entries for 2019.

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.

Tom Shelley, Conservation Manager for the Trust says,

“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 highlights the importance of businesses that make a serious effort to protect our environment and its wildlife. After all, this is the very reason that many people want to be in Cornwall in the first place and, for many of us, making a difference for nature is becoming one of the most important aspects of our lives.”

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.
For more information about how your business can work for wildlife with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, please visit www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk/business.