A graduate from Cranfield University has won a first-of-a-kind award from CarbonStore. 

Millie Baldwin claimed the platform's Top Student Award after achieving the highest mark on the ‘Evaluating Environmental Sustainability’ module within the Environmental Management for Business MSc completed in 2019-2020.

The prize, a specially-carved wooden trophy along with £250 prize money, was presented by Alex MacKinnon to the Welsh student at the School of Water, Energy and Environment (SWEE) prize giving ceremony at Cranfield University.

READ MORE: BSW's Boat of Garten sawmill to shut this September with 40 job losses expected

Millie said: “I’m honestly delighted to achieve this award; the module was a particularly tough one and so getting recognition for all the hard work feels great. I also use a lot of the skills from this module in my day-to-day job, so it’s definitely a confidence boost!”

Alex, carbon project manager at CarbonStore, said: "Millie showed dedication and hard work to achieve her Masters in challenging times, even finishing with the highest mark on the Evaluating Environmental Sustainability module.

"I'm sure she will take these skills with her into an excellent career in sustainability that I know she has already started. The industry needs many more people like Millie to face up to our environmental challenges and CarbonStore is excited to encourage and reward them.”

CarbonStore sets 'industry-leading' standards in the marketing of Carbon units, working with companies and landowners to offset their residual carbon emissions by utilising woodland creation and peatland restoration.