A campsite has won a national award for sustainability.

Stubcroft Farm in East Wittering, near Chichester, was crowned the UK's top sustainable business at the annual Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Celebrating Small Business Awards.

The campsite, which offers eco-friendly camping and caravanning, has become one of the UK’s leading eco-leisure businesses.

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It was handed the award by TV's Tess Daly at a ceremony at the Winter Gardens in Church Street, Blackpool, earlier this month.

Representatives from more than 140 small businesses from across the UK gathered for the event.

Simon Green, managing director at Stubcroft Farm Campsite, said: “It’s absolutely amazing to win at these awards in this category.

"This is the culmination of a 30-year journey for us and it’s down to the skills of the wider team.

"It doesn’t matter what policies I put in place, they’re the ones at the coalface turning it into reality, providing all the customer service as well as our sustainability measures.

“I think our passion for sustainability sets us apart.

"When we started 30 years ago, nobody was considering climate change in their business plan.

"We tended to be regarded as hippies, but now it’s become mainstream. It’s fantastic to see that FSB and other organisations are taking it so seriously.

"I’d like to use this award win to demonstrate the importance of building sustainability into every aspect of any business.”

Martin McTague, national chairman of FSB, said: “Congratulations to Stubcroft Farm Campsite Ltd. They are a shining example of how small businesses are leading by example to tackle the issue of climate change and wholeheartedly embrace sustainability.

“Well done, also, to all the regional finalists from the South East, who have helped to demonstrate the diversity, creativity and tenacity of small businesses and the self-employed across the region.

"It is through supporting small businesses that we’ll have a stronger economy.”