Double H Nurseries scoop green business award and named business of the year

Published Thursday 25 November 2010

An award which celebrates businesses ‘green’ credentials has been won by Double H Nurseries at the New Forest ‘Brilliance in Business Awards’ last night.

The ‘Green Leaf Sustainable Business Award’, sponsored by the New Forest National Park Authority, is given to a local business that makes an outstanding effort to reduce their environmental footprint. Double H Nurseries was also the success story of the evening, winning the New Forest Business Partnership ‘Business of the Year’.

The award was presented by Alison Barnes, Chief Executive of the New Forest National Park Authority, she said: ‘We are proud to sponsor this award and delighted to be supporting local businesses to stand out through their green credentials.

‘Even though it was a tough competition Double H Nursery are worthy winners. They have worked hard to make their business sustainable and introduced a number of initiatives to improve their business environmentally, economically and socially.

‘Being named business of the year is a fantastic achievement for the company and underlines the Forest as “the place to be” to do green business.’

Neil Stevenson, Managing Director at Double H Nurseries added, ‘I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of all 108 people in our team has been recognised by this award. We have set ourselves ambitious goals for the future and this will give us added encouragement to meet the challenges ahead.’

The company recently underwent an environmental audit and have started harvesting rain water, recycling paper, plastic and card and installed light sensors. More technical environmental savings include software to ensure lorries arrive and leave full and using low emission vehicles.

Runners up in the ‘Green Leaf Sustainable Business Award’ were Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa and Ferny Crofts Scout Activity Centre and Campsite.


Notes to Photo Editor: Award presentation-left to right Ralph Montagu, Paul Mincham and Charlotte Lowcock (Double H Nurseries) and Alison Barnes (Chief Executive of the New Forest National Park Authority)

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