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Shere Company Wins Gold Surrey Hills Award

Published on: 28 Apr, 2019
Updated on: 28 Apr, 2019

Craftsmen from Shere who bring kitchen dreams to life have won a gold award from Surrey Hills Enterprises at this year’s presentation ceremony.

The outgoing High Sheriff of Surrey, Dr Jim Glover, presenting the Gold Awards to Ella Driscoll of Shere Kitchens and Simon Ferrar from Clandon Wood Nature Reserve.

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 it pledges to plant elm trees for every one of its bespoke kitchens. Four 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 & Natural Burial Ground. 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, 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.”

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