By Alex Davis - 26th November 2012 7:07am
Overwater Marina continues its winning streak scooping up two more awards for 2012.
This month, Janet Maughan collected the Green Apple Environment Award at a prestigious ceremony at The House of Commons.
Overwater Marina was recognised for its commitment to the environment and best practice, which includes the spacious design of the marina, the landscaping, wildlife, recycling and encouraging greener alternatives to the standard toilet chemicals as well as other household products.
Overwater Marina has been invited to have their winning paper published in The Green Book, the leading international work of reference on environmental best practice and will be considered to represent the UK in the European Business Awards for the Environment.
The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country's major recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.
The Green Organisation draws their judges from the Environmental Agency, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, the Chartered Institution for Wastes Management and other independent bodies.
In October 2012, Alexandra and Anthony Davis attended a glittering awards ceremony at the new Salford City Stadium in Manchester where they won the Tourism & Leisure Business of the Year Award at the UK Heart Safe Awards 2012. This was awarded for Overwater Marina's continued commitment to the safety of their moorers and visitors.
Earlier in the year, the North West Ambulance Service generously located an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) at the marina and all the staff have been trained in its use. Anthony is also a qualified RLSS Lifeguard, and Alexandra, a highly qualified safety diver and an HSE/RYA First Aid Trainer/Assessor.
Luckily the local village of Audlem has an excellent First Responder Team who can be on site in minutes for emergencies.
UK Heart Safe works with Hands on Hearts, a charity set up with the aim of putting an AED into every school in the country to prevent the needless deaths of children at school.
Other companies who won awards on the night for promoting safety at work were Airbus UK and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Overwater Marina is very proud to be associated with such a good cause.
In 2011 Overwater won three awards: Best Start-up Business Award from the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce; the Environment Award from the Marine Trades Association; and became the first canal marina to ever win 5 Gold Anchors from THYA/ British Marine Federation.