We are proud to announce that in April 2014 South West Lakes Trust received Royal endorsement for the second time in five years gaining the Queen's Award for Enterprise, in the Sustainable Development division.
The Queen's Award citation said:
‘South West Lakes Trust wins a second Sustainable Development Award for commitment to heritage protection, environmental conservation and recreation. Operating in the South West of England and managing 50 inland water-sites, the company has undertaken initiatives directed at sustainability. Through implementing a development and procurement plan, it has reduced fossil-fuel usage, reduced leaflet printing, installed technology for efficiently drying wet-suits and invested in solar power for heating water and fuelling a ferry. It has increased populations of endangered species and improved habitats at its sites. It has established educational and outreach activities to empower schoolchildren and people with reduced ability to explore natural and historic locations and, through work experience, to advance employment prospects of disadvantaged groups. Recognised for ‘Sustainable Woodlands', the company has commissioned a plan for conserving ancient monuments.'