I wanted to wait until we had some of the official pictures before writing a little ditty, and the kind folks at Suffolk County Council have just passed them on: Essential Care is delighted and proud to announce that we have won Suffolk’s Creating the Greenest County award in the Small Business category!
The Creating the Greenest County Awards are an annual event that highlight the environmental achievements within communities, businesses and schools across Suffolk. Suffolk has some fantastic people doing amazing things, whether they are cutting carbon, growing local foods or caring for our county’s wildlife. So when Margaret went along to the awards last Thursday, although Essential Care was short-listed, we were certainly not expecting to win – the competition is notoriously tough, particularly in our category.
We then found out that we were on a short-list of just two... Fingers crossed. Up went a fantastic video of our products on the big screen. Then shortly after, Margaret was receiving our ‘Green Oscar’ trophy from Sharon Bleese of the Environment Agency.
Given all the wonderful “green” activity within Suffolk, we feel thrilled and very honoured to win. The judges recognised our commitment to using high levels of organic ingredients, locally produced and recycled packaging. They were particularly impressed with our new makeup range which had broken boundaries in the industry.
Many thanks to all concerned for our cherished award and a lovely evening.
Footnote: Creating the Greenest County is one of Suffolk’s top priorities. The ambition is to reduce Suffolk’s carbon emissions by 60% by 2025 and to protect and enhance our natural historic and built environment. The partnership consists of organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors from across the county.
The awards were sponsored by the Environment Agency, Adnams, Carillion, the Port of Felixstowe, University Campus Suffolk, the East of England Cooperative Society, Thorpeness and Aldeburgh Hotels, AV Unit and Suffolk County Council.