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20 December 2023 Type: Blog
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Onunda to Sponsor Cumbria Food Awards 2024

Onunda is thrilled to sponsor the Sustainable/Ethical Business of the Year category at the Cumbria Food Awards 2024.

Onunda CEO, Tom Samson, said he and his fellow directors; including Brian Scowcroft, Owner and Chairman of Carlisle’s Kingmoor Park and Onunda’s Non-Executive Director; are keen to back the independent awards event and in turn, to encourage sustainable businesses with similar goals to their own. Especially as a Carlise-based company local to the region.

“We want to support businesses that are putting sustainability and climate change at the forefront of what they’re doing,” he said. 

“While we’re not a food and drink industry, we want to be associated with that type of solution.”

Onunda launched this year against the background of widespread alarm about the discharge of raw sewage into Windermere and its effect on water quality, the environment and ecosystems.

Tom said: “We started Onunda in response to what’s happening in Windermere. What we’re doing with Onunda will, hopefully, avoid the need for any sewage to be discharged to any lake or waterway.

“The technology is aimed at providing an alternative way of treating raw sewage. It can also be used to treat sewage that currently gets sent back to land.

“This is a global technological solution that will potentially have applications in the wider global market.”

Cumbria Food Awards 2024, in association with Caterite, take place on Thursday, March 14 at Kendal College and will be hosted by TV presenter, chef and restaurateur Simon Rimmer.