C G Fry Director Kevin Murch receives Prince's Foundation Award!

The Prince’s Foundation last night recognised and honoured UK landowners pioneering legacy development and the country’s unsung heroes creating a positive impact within their community.
As part of their #BuildingALegacy initiative, The President’s Awards – where candidates are nominated by The Prince’s Foundation and winners chosen by charity founder His Majesty The King Charles III – aim to share best practice, raise awareness of legacy activities across the UK, and raise standards of quality of place around the country.
Planning With Nature was the theme of this year’s awards, with Tony Juniper, Chair of Natural England giving the keynote speech and pointing to the growing evidence of the positive impacts of nature based solutions on human health and the environment in general. With the changing climate making overheating and flooding issues of existing homes there are simple and effective natural solutions to help with shading and water management that need integrating into the design process.
Kristina Murrin, CEO of The Prince’s Foundation, presented the awards at the Headland Hotel which followed a daytime tour for delegates by the Duchy of Cornwall of The Prince’s Foundation-led development of nearby Nansledan. The winners were named as Tornagrain Community Association (The Community Award), Kevin Murch of CG Fry (Key Role Award), and Cornwall’s own Places For People, Trevethow Riel (Landowner Award).
The award-winners were presented with a bronze award created by two alumni of The Prince’s Foundation’s traditional building skills programmes: woodcarver Sarah Goss and caster Stephen Coles.
■ Pictured (main image, left to right) are award-winners Kevin Murch of CG Fry & Son, Ann Darlington and Sue Turner of Tornagrain Community Association and Tash Priddle of Places For People (by Harvey Bentham). Also pictured are Trevethow Riel and Tornagrain.