Products of Change


Tue 05 Jul 2022 | by Rob Hutchins and Sue Marks

St. Eval receives Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

The home fragrancing company, St. Eval has been presented the 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development in recognition of the company’s continued investment in renewable energy and sustainability. Founded nearly 30 years ago by Sarah Young-Jamieson and her late husband Tim, St. Eval produces its own renewable energy via wind, solar, and biomass which helps reduce the company’s carbon footprint and impact on the environment. Firming its commitment to the future, St. Eval is now undergoing an office and factory expansion which will not only continue its production of renewable energy but enable the team to create a wildlife conservation are and pond as a haven for nature flourish.

St. Eval employees are shown outside the new building.
The new wildlife space has been created in partnership with local companies, ensuring only native or non-invasive species of flora were planted, encouraging biodiversity in the area while maintaining and protecting it. Trees and flowers planted in the new wildlife area were chosen not only for their natural beauty, but for their hardy nature so that they would thrive while living on the coast surrounded by the sea air. Among these newly cultivated areas, the company has even left designated spaces for rewilding. Alongside this, St. Eval has planted two Crimean Lime Trees, which originate from the Ukraine in a show of solidarity with the country and its people. Bee bricks and swift and bat boxes also feature around the new build to encourage Cornish fauna to make their home at the new site.
St. Eval’s owner Sarah Young-Jamieson is shown cutting the ribbon at the grand opening.
St. Eval’s owner, Sarah, was presented the 2021 Queen’s Award on June 28 by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall and chairman of the Council. Guests of the event included Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Manufacturers Group, Watson Marlow, Falmouth University, Fishermen’s Mission charity, and Happy Habitats.