Sadly we didn't win the category we were shortlisted for in the Express and Echo Business Awards last night... We had been nominated for the environmental award but I was pleased to see my friend Patrick McCaig of Otter Breweries walk off as the winner. They have done some amazing things in terms of waste management and carbon reduction over the past few years and I think we should arrange a visit to find out more - I'll get onto it!!!
Took a call from Nick at Tradewind Turbines - plans for the deployment of the second prototype turbine at an MOD base in Cyprus during June are well underway. A lot of interest from investors in the world of aerospace and military engineering as well as other rural estates. Exciting times for this very innovative business. We plan to run a feature on Tradewind in our 2011 Countryside Matters Review due out in early July. Look out for it!