West Devon Borough Council recently won the Future Proofing category of the Federation of Small Businesses Council Awards for its environmental features in Council offices and business premises.

FSB Award

West Devon Borough Council recently won the Future Proofing category of the Federation of Small Businesses Council Awards for its environmental features in Council offices and business premises.

The Devon branch of the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has been running the Awards for 10 years.  At the beginning of each year, they select award categories from a range of issues which have an impact on local small businesses.

The awards celebrate the work that councils do to support small businesses locally, with entries being judged by a panel of small businesses. 

The Council's award was won in recognition of the features it has built into offices and business premises over the years.  These include rainwater harvesting and solar panels with future plans for the introduction of electric vehicle charging points in Council owned car parks.

Cllr Ric Cheadle, Lead Member for Enterprise at West Devon Borough Council, said:  "It was a delight to attend the Devon FSB Council Awards as it's such a well organised event.  It's really important to us to be as environmentally friendly as possible, wherever possible so it was nice to have our efforts recognised."

Sue Wilkinson, Devon Development Manager, Federation of Small Businesses, said: "As always we had a host of entries from councils across the South West in all three categories.  It's always hard to choose a winner, but on this occasion West Devon came out as the overall winners with their future proofing work. Congratulations to all our winners and looking forward to working with all the councils in 2020."

For more information on the Federation of Small Businesses, visit: https://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/south-west

Issued: 17 October 2019