Exmouth business scoops prestigious award

Granted Consultancy staff, based in Exmouth, are celebrating winning an award for their work preserving the environment

An Exmouth business, dedicated to preserving the environment, has scooped a prestigious award.

Granted Consultancy, based in The Parade, last week won a Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) Award 2011 for its Bicton EaRTH project – a training centre and conferencing space for renewable energy and sustainable building.

The company entered and won the competition’s Environmental Goods and Services - Small Business category.

Also among the winners was Darts Farm, near Tospham, which scooped the Low Carbon Business category.

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Granted Consultancy said it was the first competition the business had entered.

A spokesperson for the company said winning the award was a real boost. “It was great to have all hard work recognised, and incredibly motivating for the team, who have worked extremely hard this year to see our many projects to fruition,” said the spokesperson.

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“Granted were award winners because of the high-quality advice, drive and delivery that is essential in all elements of our working practice.”

“The company was commended for providing the South West with renewable engineers for the future.”

Andy Vickery, chairman of DEBI, said: “This year’s awards clearly demonstrate that, in tough economic conditions, focus on environmental best practice can lead to cost effectiveness.”

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