Energy broker shortlisted for Caring Company award
Cornish energy broker Total Energy Solutions has been shortlisted for a ‘Caring Company of the Year’ award.
The Cornish Guardian has announced the finalists for its second Community Awards, the winners of which will be revealed at a ceremony in March in Newquay.
Eleven categories have been selected aiming to recognize the unsung heroes in Cornwall who ‘work tirelessly to help others and make a real difference to the lives of so many’.
Total Energy Solutions is one of three nominations to have been shortlisted for the Caring Company award.
Managing director Alastair Carnegie said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted in the Caring Company category. This is a massive achievement for such a small firm.
“Energy brokers are often criticised as being cut-throat deal-makers but we pride ourselves on working in an ethical and responsible way. Not only that, but we strongly believe that all businesses, no matter how big or small, have their part to play in corporate social responsibility by giving something back to the community in which they serve.”
Alastair and his team regularly give up their time to mentor students at universities, schools and colleges throughout Cornwall and Devon. Using their vast business experience, they help nurture future generations by giving them valuable insights into how successful businesses are run and what youngsters need to know before heading out in the world of work.
For such work, Alastair won the Plymouth University Vice Chancellor’s award in 2012 for Employability Mentoring and was nominated again the following year.
In addition, over the last five years, Total Energy Solutions has contributed 10 per cent of its profits to local charitable organisations including Jeremiah’s Journey, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Circus Starr, Stoke Climsland Parish Church, Kick Start Youth Project, Launceston Rugby Club and South West MS Centre, to name just a few.
Total Energy Solutions is a finalist alongside Joe Taylor of the Wave Project and Mother Ivey’s Bay Holiday Park in Padstow, and we’ll find out who will take the crown on March 12.