beechtobeach has been awarded a Silver for Connecting People and the Countryside Award by the Countryside charity CPRE Sussex in their 2020 awards ceremony.

The award was made to recognise the work beechtobeach has done in pro bono film-making for campaign groups working to protect the rural environment from destruction by road-building, onshore oil sites and other threats.

In a virtual award ceremony the president of Sussex Wildlife Trust Dr Tony Whitbread said the company’s professional story-telling helped organisations raise awareness and get more reach for their campaigns.

Many leading organisations and individuals were recognised in the Awards including Isabella Tree for Rewilding at Knepp Castle and Carrie Cort form Sussex Green Living.

Speaking after the ceremony beechtobeach Director Jane Mote said:

“We are truly honoured to be recognised in this way. We have always seen ourselves as part of the environment we live and work in, so helping to support those trying to protect nature is a way of helping us all to thrive.

“We heard from some incredible people at the awards night and will be hoping to follow up with more community-based films soon.”