Trio reach height of achieve­ment

Somerset Life - - THE INSIDER’S GUIDE -

The Exmoor So­ci­ety is cel­e­brat­ing its 60th an­niver­sary with the an­nounce­ment of three win­ners of the 2018 Pin­na­cle Award. The an­nual award was set up by the so­ci­ety to sup­port young en­trepreneurs be­tween the ages of 18 and 27 who wish to live and work in Greater Exmoor.

It of­fers £3,000 to an in­di­vid­ual who has a busi­ness start-up or de­vel­op­ment plan, but this year, be­cause there were three out­stand­ing en­tries, the so­ci­ety’s trustees agreed to ex­tend the fund­ing to pro­vide £3,000 to each can­di­date.

The win­ners in­clude Camilla Waterer (pic­tured above) who has re­turned to Exmoor af­ter univer­sity and trav­el­ling.

She plans to boost the year-round tourism econ­omy by of­fer­ing horse-drawn car­riage rides and pic­nics for vis­i­tors in sum­mer and to guests on some of the big Exmoor shoots in win­ter.

Polly Good­man has left a high-fly­ing job in Lon­don, re­turn­ing home to keep goats. The strength of her plan lies in the fact that goats will thrive on the less favoured hill land of Exmoor.

Welder Philip Stephens, has iden­ti­fied the scope for man­u­fac­tur­ing be­spoke ac­ces­sories for farm and truck ve­hi­cles. He will soon be in a po­si­tion to take on an apprentice.

The clos­ing date for the 2019 Pin­na­cle Awards is 30 June 2019.

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