ISLE of Wight firm Gurit has been recognised as being at the forefront of innovation and sustainability.

A world leading manufacturer of advanced composite materials, production tools and select composite components, Gurit UK won the environmental and sustainability award at this year's Composites UK Awards.

It also won the innovation in composite materials award for its new Ampro range.

The awards recognised the company's efforts to make its products safer to use and more sustainable through the use of bio materials to lower environmental impacts.

The double win follows Gurit's success at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Business Awards, where it won the technology and innovation award, as well as the green initiatives award.

The green award focused on the sustainability of Gurit’s products and Newport site, which benefits from solar energy, recycling programs for both office and production waste, and grounds to support diverse wildlife populations.

Gurit thanked all its Isle of Wight employees for playing their part to ensure the local site is as environmentally friendly as possible, and helping to foster a culture of sustainability and innovation.

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