Profiling the finalists in the Environmentalist category
Dr Paul Benham
As a holistic farmer and educator at Primrose Organic Centre in Brecon, Dr Benham has developed an ecological food production system that has a low carbon footprint and works in harmony with nature.
When he first arrived at the bare field in 1985, he found a very limited awareness of organic food’s merits, but now believes he has proved the merits of organic production.
In his role as development director of Glynllifon college farm in Caernarfon, Eurwyn has created a green agenda and helped thousands of land-based learners through environmental programmes.
Students have taken part in activities including dry stone walling, hedge laying and tree planting.
Eurwyn has also led projects to create riverside corridors and reduce the use of inorganic fertiliser.
As managing director of profitability and performance consultants William Battle, Peter hopes to gain recognition for a lifetime’s work devoted to sustainability.
The candidate has spent 15 years addressing issues around cutting waste to boost profits, sustainable development and environmental supply chain partnering.
He has also launched a new qualification, allowing workers to be trained in leadership for sustainability.