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Trio of winners in Peak District awards

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: December 06, 2012

By GARETH BUTTERFIELD

WINNING WAYS . . . Three Ashbourne organisations have been given environmental awards

WINNING WAYS . . . Three Ashbourne organisations have been given environmental awards

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A TRIO of Ashbourne organisations have been handed accolades for their environmental credentials.

Alison Yule Textiles, from Ashbourne, Glass at the Barn, from Tissington and Ashbourne-based Walls for the Future were among 23 businesses and groups being given Environmental Quality Mark awards by the Peak District National Park Authority.

The annual awards, which serve as a badge of honour for environmentally responsible were presented at an awards dinner in Buxton last week hosted by the national park authority.

The authority’s chairman, Tony Favell said: “I’m full of admiration for these unique businesses which enrich the character of the Peak District and play a significant role in the local economy. They are truly inspiring for the way they value the environment, play an active role in their community and help conserve the Peak District National Park.”

The 2012 awards take the number of current award-holders to 64. Award-holders are able to display the Environmental Quality Mark logo, and their listing on the national park website gives a boost to their search-engine rankings.

To find out more about the awards, visit www.eqm.org.uk/peakdistrict or call 07702 452777.

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