Gravity Programme Director, Paul Lowndes, was in attendance at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) South West Awards 2023, hosted on March 1st in Western-Super-Mare.
The awards recognise and celebrate the best and brightest businesses within the region, for the second year running Gravity Smart Campus has sponsored, judged, and awarded the region’s FSB ‘Sustainability Award’.
Paul Lowndes was tasked with judging for the ‘Sustainability Award’, this year he decided to award it to ‘Feritech Limited, a Cornwall-based engineering and technology company for their holistic approach to the development of their £3m purpose-built Innovation Center.
Paul Lowdnes, Gravity Progarmme Director comments:
The entries received for the FSB Sustainability Award were all of a high standard. However, the Feritech entry was the most comprehensive. They have taken a radical approach to environmental sustainability in their new £3m purpose-built facility including rainwater harvesting, solar roof and battery storage, air source heat pumps, tree planting and many other initiatives.
They have also started to create a woodland area for their local community. In addition, they have seen significant business growth and expanded their team, including an apprentice scheme to “grow their own” engineers. Also, their commitment to sharing .25% of turnover to help fund local community and school projects is exemplary.
Feritech will proceed to represent the South West in the national final of these awards.
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