Link2Nature launches to local businesses

Link2Nature launches to local businesses

Link2Nature hosted a successful Sustainability Business Breakfast jointly with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust on Tuesday 14th May 2013 at STEAM in Swindon.

Dr Gary Mantle, Chair of Link2Nature and Director of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, welcomed more than 90 people from local businesess to the Breakfast and urged them to join Link2Nature to build a strong voice for our local environment. He stressed the importance of people from across sectors working together to find new solutions to the challenges facing nature.

The keynote speech was given by Paul Bowtell, Head of Corporate Responsibility at RWE npower, illustrating the huge range of options for companies looking to improve their sustainability and engagement with local communities. (Please contact Link2Nature if you would like a copy of Paul's presentation.) RWE npower's Head of Environment & Chemistry, Steve Waygood, sits on the Link2Nature Board.

The event incorporated the fifth Wiltshire Wildlife Corporate Green Awards Ceremony, held annually to recognise the success of local businesses in taking steps to be more sustainable. Award winners in 2013 are:

Award for Sustainable Manufacturing, Construction or Design (sponsored by Wiltshire Council)
WINNER: National Self Build & Renovation Centre

Award for Land Management, Conservation or Food Production
WINNER: Purton House Organics
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Walter Rose & Son, Landmarc Support Services Limited

Working for Wildlife Award
WINNER: Center Parcs

Award for Green Media, Marketing or Communications
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wiltshire College

Award for Green Tourism
WINNER: Rosemundy Cottage

Award for Climate Change Impact
WINNER: Swindon Borough Council
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Blackmore.IT

Green Shoots Award
WINNER: Salisbury Playhouse
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Co-wheels, Raising the Baa

Outstanding Contribution Award
WINNER: Aspire Defence Capital Works

For further details, please see the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Corporate pages.