We are delighted to announce that Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder of Eden Project, returns to give us another rousing and inspiring speech 5-years on from when he helped launch The Planet Mark.
The awards, which are set to become an annual event, will present a chance for Planet Mark™ holders to celebrate their sustainable achievements, network with and learn from other businesses in The Planet Mark™ community. Their launch will also be an important milestone for The Planet Mark™ Certification programme itself, which celebrates its fifth anniversary this year.
Sir Tim Smit is best known for his achievements in Cornwall. He ‘discovered’ and then restored ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ with John Nelson, which is now one of the UK’s best loved gardens having been named ‘Garden of the Year’ by BBC Countryfile Awards (Mar 2018). Tim’s book ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ won Book of the Year in 1997.
Tim is Executive Vice-Chair and Co-founder of the multi award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, 20 million people have come to see a once sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour. Tim is also Executive Chairman for Eden Project International which aims to have an Eden Project on every habited continent by 2025.