A South Lakeland District Councillor says he is “delighted” to sponsor a category in the in-Cumbria Business Awards 2020.

The annual awards will be live-streamed online at 7pm on November 12 and presented by Vassos Alexander.

This year SLDC is sponsoring the Best Green/Ethical Business award.

Councillor Robin Ashcroft, portfolio holder for economy, culture and leisure, said: “I am consistently amazed by the innovation shown by businesses throughout the county, not least in this area - businesses large and small, in a myriad of sectors, putting sustainability and environmental concerns at the heart of what they do and embracing that as a positive development, something which makes a difference to the planet and boosts the bottom line.

“We are delighted to be able to play a part in celebrating this work by supporting these awards. They are an excellent opportunity to share ideas and encourage more businesses to take inspiration from them, as well as showing that heeding environmental impacts and issues can be a profitable way to do business.”

Councillor Dyan Jones, portfolio holder for climate emergency and localism, said: “We declared a climate emergency, have set a target to achieve carbon neutrality in our own operations by 2030, as well as supporting a target of carbon neutrality for Cumbria by 2037, and have launched our Climate Change Action Plan recently. It is important now more than ever for businesses to consider their impact on the planet and people."

To enter the in-Cumbria Business Awards go to www.in-cumbria.com/news/businessawards/