Third Time Lucky at Cornwall Business Awards

Cornwall Air Ambulance has been awarded Best Third Sector Business at the Cornwall Business Awards.

The annual event celebrate innovation and achievement among Cornish businesses.

The 2014 awards ceremony was held at St Mellion International Resort in May. Guest speaker was businessman Gerald Ratner, famous for his honest appraisal of his own jewellery products.

Cornwall Air Ambulance was recognised in the Best Third Sector Business category, sponsored by the Eden Project.

The charity was in good company alongside fellow finalists Pluss and The Wave Project.

Suzanne Bond, Chief Executive of Cornwall Development Company said: "Cornwall Air Ambulance deliver a vital service to the local community and, despite challenging economic conditions and demands on people's time, have demonstrated tangible success and have a clear and compelling vision for the future."

Paula Martin, Chief Executive of Cornwall Air Ambulance said: "This was third time lucky for Cornwall Air Ambulance, having been finalists for the previous two years. I'm really proud of the whole team, who work really hard and achieve great things. This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the tireless work they do and I'm absolutely thrilled.

"We would like to thank our supporters, without whom there would be no Cornwall Air Ambulance; it really is as simple as that. We'd also like to thank the judges, Peter Stewart from the Eden Project, Lord Lieutenant Edward Bolitho and Toni Eyriey from Business Cornwall."

The annual event is organised and presented by Cornwall Development Company in assocation with Business Cornwall and the Cornwall Chamber.