Winners of First Sustainability Academy Awards Announced

Sustainable Academy Award winners 2018

Winners of First Sustainability Academy Awards Announced

The winners of the first Sustainable Academy Awards were announced today in an Awards Ceremony in the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Organised by Cynnal Cymru and RenewableUK Cymru, the Sustainable Academy Awards, which have Wales & West Utilities as their headline sponsor, celebrate sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership across Wales and recognise work being done by individuals, community groups and the public sector, as well as small and large businesses.


The nine category winners were:

Sustainability Champion sponsored by Natural Resources Wales
Kiri Howell

Sustainable Venue or Space
Wye Valley Sculpture Garden

Sustainable Procurement of Supply Chain sponsored by Arup
Cardiff Met – Plastic Free Pledge

Outstanding Energy Project sponsored by Welsh Government
YnNi Teg Community Wind Turbine

Sustainable Business sponsored by Dŵr Cymru
Jaspels Anglesey Cider & the Anglesey Cider Project

Sustainable Community sponsored by EDF Renewables
Welcome to Our Woods – A Natural Future Upper Rhondda

Outstanding Social Enterprise
Play It Again Sport

Sustainable Education or Training

Special Recognition Award
Derek Osborn


You can read all about the winners on the Sustainable Academy website.


Mari Arthur, Director of Cynnal Cymru, said:

“We are absolutely delighted with the results of the inaugural Sustainable Academy Awards. They are a fantastic platform to help us celebrate the contributions being made to sustainability in Wales. It really does give me hope for the future of Wales as a sustainable nation.”


David Clubb, Director RenewableUK Cymru, said:

“The entries were a fantastic demonstration of the sheer drive, enthusiasm and commitment that is helping to make Wales a world leader when it comes to putting sustainability at the heart of a nation. It has been a privilege to be part of these awards and it makes me very proud to work in this sector. Special thanks must also go to our sponsors, without whom none of this would have been possible.”


Steven Edwards, Director of Regulation and Commercial at Wales & West Utilities, the headline sponsor of the Awards, said:

“This has been a wonderful opportunity to recognise the hard work that is being done by so many individuals and organisations – all in the name of sustainability. I was part of the judging panel and I was pleasantly surprised to hear of so many sustainability projects going on throughout Wales.”



If you would like photographs of any of the winning projects or to interview the judges or representatives from the winning projects, please contact Sara Powell-Davies on 029 2034 7840

If you would like to read more about the awards and all of the finalists please visit the Sustainable Academy Awards website.