Photo: The High Sheriff of Surrey Mr Jim Glover presenting the Gold Award to Ella Driscoll of Shere Kitchens and Simon Ferrar from Clandon Wood Nature Reserve
Photo credit : Luke Whatley-Bigg 2019 Surrey Hills Enterprise Young Entrepreneur Winner
Shere craftsmen who bring kitchen dreams to life have won a gold award from Surrey Hills Enterprises at this year’s presentation ceremony. The awards are for companies holding the Surrey Hills Trade Mark that excel in their collaboration with other businesses, improve environmental sustainability and conserve the Surrey Hills.
Shere Kitchens won gold because they pledge to plant special elm trees for every one of their bespoke kitchens. Four special elm trees were planted at the Clandon Woods Nature Reserve in November 2018 to help provide a wildlife corridor for the endangered White-Letter Hairstreak butterfly.
Ann Moriarty, the creator of the original awards concept said: “The Trade Mark Surrey Hills promotes the best of what Surrey has to offer and celebrates those organisations that share the values of supporting the local environment”. The Gold Trade Mark Surrey Hills was awarded to Shere Kitchens and to Clandon Wood Nature Reserve. The Award recognises their collaboration and active support for nature conservation connecting two populations of the rare butterfly.
Ella Driscoll from Shere Kitchens based at Burrows Lea, Shere, said: “We absolutely love working with wood. Our kitchen units celebrate the beauty of wood, so planting trees is entirely appropriate. We wanted to do something to enhance the Surrey Hills and its landscape. We are so lucky to live and work here.”
For more information contact Ella Driscoll at [email protected]