2015 Awards


On Thursday 19th November 2015 this year’s DEBI Awards ceremony took place. Devon businesses with an outstanding commitment to the environment were rewarded at the Devon Environmental Business Initiative (DEBI) Awards, held at the Met Office. The winners of the respected ‘green’ awards were chosen from a cross section of organisations, including local producers, tourism and charities after an exhaustive judging process.

DEBI Chairman, Peter Morgan said,

“We were delighted to receive an exceptionally high standard of entries this year, although this made choosing the winners a challenging process.”  

After whittling entries down to a shortlist of four in each category, the judges visited each of the shortlisted candidates before making their decisions.

The category winners are listed below.

The winner of Sustainable Ethos category was Stallcombe House in Woodbury, which also scooped the Overall Winner award. The judges commented that this residential community for adults with learning disabilities impressed through the level of engagement not only with the environment and sustainability but for the whole holistic approach to the care packages offered to residents.

Peter Morgan said:

“Residential care for people with learning difficulties has received negative press in recent times. Stallcombe House is a shining example of how by working with the natural environment and engaging staff and residents, a positive care service can be achieved. The Stallcombe team is attentive to every detail, from renewable energy and Soil Association accreditation to food sustainability.”

A new award for 2015 was the Member Award. Chosen by public vote, this was won by City College Plymouth, with Devon Wildlife Trust a close second.

The DEBI Board would like to thank the category sponsors and businesses who have supported this year’s awards: The Met Office, Lloyds Banking Group, Bandvulc, JP Associates and Otter Nurseries.

Photographic coverage can be found on our Facebook page.



Stallcombe House Farm Trust

Sponsored by Bandvulc Group

Bandvulc_More Than

DEBI Environmental Education Winner Devon Wildlife Trust – Wildlife Champions
Sponsored by: Lloyds Banking Group



DEBI Made in Devon WinnerOstlers Cider Mill

DEBI Enjoyed in Devon WinnerHigher Wiscombe Holiday Cottages

Sponsored by :

Otter Nurseries



DEBI Sustainable Ethos WinnerStallcombe House Farm



Sponsored by :

South West Water



Environmental ChampionSponsored by J P Associates

JPA-final Identity and Sub brandWinner of this category is
Steve Whiteway

 Devon & Cornwall Food Association/Devon Contract Waste


DEBI Member 2015 Award Winner

City College Plymouth

City College Plymouth


Finalists: Environmental Education:  Appledore Summer Fish School, Beach School South West CIC, Exeter Outdoors Ltd. (Exeter Forest School)

Finalists: Made in Devon:  Carbon Compost Company, Grocycle, Rusty Pig

Finalists: Sustainable Ethos: Larkbeare Grange, Ostlers Cider Mill, Paignton Zoo

Finalists: Enjoyed in Devon : Grocycle , Larkbeare Grange, Paignton Zoo

Congratulations to all those who entered, those who were shortlisted and of course the winners.

DEBI wishes to thank the following organisations for sponsoring this year’s DEBI awards: Met Office

DEBI also wishes to thank the following DEBI members: Haines Watts Accountants, Heathcoats Fabric UK, Inspirations Advertising & Design for their invaluable support