Trio reach height of achievement
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.