Community Spirit Awards 2015: Leading the way with green ethos

Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2015 at Berties, Elland. Great and Green Award. From the left, host Clare Frisby, winners from Ploughcroft Craig Gabbitas, Dan Cawdron and Oliver Stock and sponsor Fiona Roberts from Gordon Rigg Garden Centre.
Halifax Courier Community Spirit Awards 2015 at Berties, Elland. Great and Green Award. From the left, host Clare Frisby, winners from Ploughcroft Craig Gabbitas, Dan Cawdron and Oliver Stock and sponsor Fiona Roberts from Gordon Rigg Garden Centre.

Great and green - sponsored by gordon rigg
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This award was open to individuals, schools, clubs or businesses who strive to do their bit for the environment.

Brighouse-based Ploughcroft scooped this year’s award for its environmental credentials and its work to make Calderdale a greener place.

The business, based at St Pegs Mill, leads the way in energy efficient home improvement.

Their mission is not just to improve the living standards of homeowners across Yorkshire, but also to give advice on conserving energy and reducing emissions to those not using their services.

Through their work, Ploughcroft has saved homeowners across Yorkshire more than one million pounds on their energy bills in the last five years.

It’s a huge achievement and the business couldn’t be prouder to take home one of much-coveted awards and be commended for its work in Calderdale and beyond.

Daniel Cawdron, of Ploughcroft, said: “This award gives recognition to something not related to turnover or profits.

“It’s nice to be recognised for something that’s about getting involved in the community.

“As a business, it’s great to be recognised for something which isn’t business related.”

In its 15 years, the business has installed thousands of solar panels, is a representative on the Green Construction Board and has a passion for environmental issues and serving the interests of the community.

Also nominated in this category was Elland-based ABS UK Ltd.