Founders and Directors of Ty-Mawr, Nigel and Joyce Gervis, were delighted to receive two awards at the Sustain Wales awards at a ceremony in the Senedd, Cardiff Bay last night hosted by Llyr Gryffudd AM.
They were particularly pleased to receive the 'Special Recognition Award' awarded by Cynnal Cymru in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by individuals to sustainability in Wales - awarded to Nigel and Joyce for "sustained effort to a make a cleaner, greener, safer, healthier and more equitable world today and for future generations!"
Wales and West Utilities, as the main sponsor of the awards, presented a Special Recognition Award to Joyce and Nigel Gervis, the founders and directors of Ty-Mawr Lime. The couple created an innovative enterprise in a rural community, providing much needed jobs, developing techniques to preserve the rural built heritage of Wales and the rest of the UK, finding low carbon, resource efficient responses to the challenges of making old and new buildings energy efficient. They have created entirely new products and systems and created accredited training courses for architects, building trades and householders, training in excess of 10,000 people. Joyce and Nigel also support many local charities and community initiatives, giving their time as individuals to the civic life of their county and to Wales.
They were also named as runner up in the “Sustainable Business” category sponsored by Gwyrdd Creative Communications, this award recognises leading businesses who have demonstrated that adopting sustainability principles leads to business success. Once nominated, they are open to public vote and this year they received over 10,000 votes across the awards - showing the level of interest and support for sustainable initiatives in Wales.
Nigel Gervis, Technical Director said "We would like to thank all those who voted for us in these awards, it really means a lot that people made the effort to support us, the team at Cynnal Cymru for such an inspiring evening especially Mari Arthur, Director, Derek Osborn, Chair and Rhodri Morgan, Consultant for all of their encouragement and kind words and the sponsors Wales and West Utilities".
We would also like to congratulate our long time client Down to Earth for winning the Sustainable Venue award and indeed all the winners and finalists who made the evening such a fantastic event".
Wales can be very proud of all it is achieving in moving the sustainable agenda forwards!
Yesterday afternoon, before the awards Cynnal Cymru, as the leading organisation for sustainable development in Wales also hosted a roundtable to encourage the finalists and sponsors to come together to continue the collaboration which could lead to tomorrow’s innovative and sustainable solutions.
Mari Arthur, Director of Cynnal Cymru said
“The Sustain Wales Awards evening is my favourite night of the year. We are able to showcase the amazing work and projects that these inspirational people are doing around Wales to make Wales a more sustainable nation. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all our sponsors – Wales and West Utilities, Enterprise rent a car, Acuity Legal, University of Wales Trinity St Davids, The Open University, Principality Stadium, the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI), Social Business Wales, Gwyrdd Creative Communications, Severn Wye Energy Agency and Interserve.
And a big thank you to AM Llyr Gruffydd who is a longstanding supporter of Cynnal Cymru and these awards. He works tirelessly to move the sustainability agenda forward in Wales on many cross-party groups, in his national remit and at a local level in his own community.”