The Woolly Shepherd based in Wellington, who manufacture natural acoustic solutions for all types of venues, have been announced as the first ever winner of the Institute of Acoustics sustainability award.
To win the prestigious award, The Woolly Shepherd had to provide evidence of an exemplar contribution towards the delivery of sustainability for today and future generations, while demonstrating value in three key areas of societal, economic and environmental along with proving significant contribution through education, design and construction practice that promotes the implementation of sustainability through acoustics.
Tim Simmons, director at The Woolly Shepherd, said “We are absolutely delighted to have our work recognised by the Institute. We have been working hard for a number of years to ensure that our business not only produces high-performance, professional products, but continues to do so in the most sustainable way possible. Receiving this award from the UK’s professional body for those working in acoustics, represents a very special moment in our company’s development.”
The Institute of Acoustics introduced the award as they felt there was a need to recognise and celebrate contributions towards building a sustainable future.
Barry Gibbs, President of the Institute of Acoustics, commented “We are proud to announce The Woolly Shepherd as our first ever winner of the Institute of Acoustics Sustainable Design Award. They demonstrated exceptional work within this area whilst also demonstrating a continued focus on improvement in the form of external sustainability audits. Their company ethos make them a deserving winner and a valuable contributor to sustainability in the field of acoustics.”