Seagull Gallery and Framing have won the Sustainable Business of the Year award at the Scarborough Business Excellence Awards.
The awards recognises businesses that take an environmentally and socially sustainable approach to their business.
The judging panel consists of Cllr Phillip Trumper, George Roberts the President of the Rotary Club of Scarborough Cavaliers, Angela Fletcher the Chief Executive Officer of Happy Futures and this year’s headline sponsor and Louise Perrin, Communities Reporter at The Scarborough News.
Seagull Gallery use FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council) Chain certified suppliers offering sustainably sourced timber, mountboard and backings. Their other main materials are glass and energy, so they have changed out all of their lighting for LED, use only renewable energy and plant a tree for every frame sold to offset the carbon produced during glass manufacture. They are also able to offer MDF and plastic free framing, which was recently recognised when the gallery received orders for work from a major UK environmental charity.
All of the artwork in the gallery is by UK based artists (primarily Yorkshire based) and is produced within the UK, reducing the carbon footprint involved in transportation.
Recyclable packaging is used and wherever possible, materials reused, recycled or donated to local charities and community groups.
The gallery also supports the local community through a partnership with Filey Arts Society including support for their exhibitions, contributes regularly to the RNLI and supports the Filey Town Bus Service, Filey Westie Walk and local schools and nurseries.