PCF wins top Sustainable Social Enterprise Award

Sustain Wales Awards 2016

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF), an innovative Community Interest Company based in Pembroke Dock, is the winner for Wales’ Sustainable Social Enterprise category. Celebrating sustainability excellence, innovation and leadership across Wales, the Gwobrau Cynnal Cymru / Sustain Wales Awards took place in the Senedd this week. The 2016 Awards brought together over 120 business leaders, innovators, community pioneers, educators and their teams and provided a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the collective achievements.

PCF has sustainable development of the coast at its core and manages and delivers marine related projects for the community, public, private and third sectors. Pioneering work includes the creation of a Marine Code and Outdoor Charter for Pembrokeshire, curriculum linked coastal education and most recently; the launch of Marine Energy Wales, leading the way for sustainable marine energy generation in Wales.

PCF is recognised leading in the field of sustainability by delivering positive impacts through inclusive and innovative approaches. David Jones, CEO of Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, commenting on the award said: “It is great to know that PCF is recognised at a national level for the things we do here in Pembrokeshire and right across Wales. Over two decades of collaborative partnership working, PCF have and will continue to play a key role in protecting our seas and coast for the enjoyment for all, now and in the future. It is fantastic recognition for the PCF team but also for our partners, working to create a diverse and thriving coast”.

Pembrokeshire organisations were well represented at the event, with Darwin Centre and Port of Milford Haven also being recognsied for their achievements. The winners were selected by experts and also the public, with over 11,300 votes being cast. Other winners inlcuded The Principality Stadium, Dŵr Cymru, Halen Môn and Bangor University.