ST EVAL CANDLE CO LTD Trading as “St. Eval”
Tel: 01841 540850
- 2021 Sustainable Development
Cornish candle manufacturer St. Eval has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development. This is the first Queen’s Award for a UK candle manufacturer and a pivotal moment in the company’s history. St. Eval was founded in 1993 and manufactures high quality, handmade candles, based on its farm in St Eval near Newquay. From humble beginnings, as a small family operation, St. Eval now employs over 40 people, with its candles and home fragrance products sold globally.
Using centuries-old traditions, St. Eval keeps the artisan craft skills of the candle-maker alive, while innovating the process to make the best use of renewable energy sources and recyclable packaging.
‘TREAD SOFTLY ON THE EARTH’
St. Eval’s ethos, ‘to tread softly on the Earth’, is embedded through all aspects of the business, with people and planet at its heart. Proudly producing its own sustainable energy via wind, solar and biomass, St. Eval is helping to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the environment.
To further support this, the business has pledged to be plastic-free by 2022 and is well ahead of this target, having recently introduced new 100% recyclable packaging for its Reed Diffuser Collection and Scented Tealights.
St. Eval works closely with the RSPB, Natural England, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and local charities to support important wildlife projects and protect flora and fauna on its farm, which has gained High Level Stewardship to further support this work.
St. Eval’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Greaves, believes a key element of the business’ success has been the people at the heart of the business. From supporting the protection of wildlife on site and championing plastic-free packaging, to helping customers understand the benefits of sustainable production and more.
“As we’ve grown we have always strived to put sustainability at the heart of all we do,” says Ian. “I am immensely proud of the way the whole team has worked so hard at building not only a successful, but also an ethical and sustainable business, which continues to go from strength to strength.”
Each individual encounter with a St. Eval product is a unique sensory experience. Drawing inspiration from nature enables the business to develop evocative fragrances to whisk you away to the coast, stir powerful memories and create ambiences capable of transforming your mood or space. All St. Eval candles are handmade with care and all are unique. Tactile, elegant and longlasting, a St. Eval candle will complement and transform any home.
St. Eval is celebrating an incredible 28 years of business. Ian adds: “Being a manufacturer in rural Cornwall brings its own challenges, but we are very proud of our Cornish heritage and are delighted to bring this award back to Cornwall and demonstrate that a manufacturing company, whatever its location, can thrive and grow in a sustainable way. As a company, we are determined to set the standard for actions to preserve and nurture the natural world around us.”
St. Eval continues to create new and exciting candles and fragrances, inspired by nature and following its core values to protect, nurture and respect each other and the Earth. This award recognises and celebrates St. Eval’s outstanding commitment and achievement in sustainability across the businesses operations.