2017 Award Winners


On the 30 November 2017 Cynnal Cymru – Sustain Wales celebrated some of the leading organisations and individuals in Wales championing sustainability. The awards ceremony, sponsored by AM Llyr Gruffydd, took place in the Senedd in Cardiff Bay to an audience of national and international organisations working to create a more sustainable Wales.

View our Storify of the evening.

Below is a list of our 27 inspirational Winners and Highly Commended finalists:


Sustainability Champion – Sponsored by Trinity Saint David

This category recognises individuals who have inspired real change in their organisation and have contributed positively to the awareness of Sustainable Development in Wales.

Phil Williams – WINNER

Frankie Hobro

Chris Blake

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Sustainable School – Sponsored by The Open University Wales

Open to primary and secondary schools, this category recognises the school or educational initiative that really stands out.

Eco Icans Challenge – Thornhill Primary School – WINNER

Ysgol Bae Baglan – Stride Treglown

Y Gymru a Garem – Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel / CISP Multimedia

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Sustainable FE/HE Institution – Sponsored by Acuity Legal

Open to further and higher education institutions, this category is looking for strong evidence of impact or innovation.

Pharmbees – Cardiff University – WINNER

SWell Staff Engagement Programme and The Student Energy Project (TSEP) – Swansea University and Amber Energy

Centre of Excellence – Bridgend College

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Sustainable Venue/ Space

Open to all venues, places and spaces this category recognises innovative approaches to creating low carbon, resilient, safe and attractive communities.

Building Community – Down to Earth – WINNER

Small Changes, Big Value – St David’s Partnership

More than just a Bowling Alley – Xcel Bowl

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Sustainable Innovation in Public Services

Open to all public sector organisations, this award recognises a team or project within the public service sector that have gone beyond statutory requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations Act.

Our Space – Public Health Wales / Greenstream Flooring – WINNER

Snowdon Partnership Plan – Snowdonia National Park

NRW’s Carbon Positive Project – Natural Resources Wales

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Sustainable Business – Sponsored by Gwyrdd Creative Communications

This category is open to businesses and entrepreneurs who have demonstrated that adopting innovative sustainability practices leads to business success.

The Sustainability Challenge 2016/17 – Griffiths – WINNER

Responsible Finance – Robert Owen Community Banking

Sustainable New Build Systems and Retrofit Insulation Systems for Old Buildings – Ty-Mawr Lime

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Sustainable Community Group – Sponsored by Asiantaeth Ynni Severn Wye Energy Agency

We are looking for inspirational voluntary groups and projects that have achieved positive change within their community.

Recycle4Charity – Pembrokeshire Care Share & Give – WINNER

Pentrebane Zone

The Development of Pontyberem Park – Pontyberem Community Park Association

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Sustainable Social Enterprise – Sponsored by Social Business Wales

Open to all Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies who are delivering positive impact through inclusive and innovative approaches.


Wind Farm and Sustainable Community Fund – Awel Co-op

Community Energy Network – Datblygiadau Egni Gwledig (DEG)

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Sustainable Practice in Arts, Culture or Sport (NEW) – Sponsored by Principality Stadium

Open to organisations within the arts, cultural and sports sector who have significantly improved the environmental and social well-being of their organisation and/ or community.

‘It Doesn’t Have To be That Way’ – Breaking the cycles of abuse, violence and control – WINNER

BBC Roath Lock Studios – Sustainable TV Production Certificate

Arts from the Armchair – Theatr Clwyd / Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board

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Special Recognition Award

Nominated by the Cynnal Cymru team and board, this Special Recognition Award was presented to Joyce and Nigel Gervis, the founders and directors of Ty-Mawr Lime.

Joyce and Nigel Gervis, the founders and directors of Ty-Mawr Lime


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