On Thursday 26th January, The Clink were recognised for their dedicated approach to recycling, ethically sourcing and sustainability when they were awarded the Sustainable Restaurant Association’s (SRA) Award for Innovation, sponsored by Closed Loop Recycling and voted for by the SRA’s Advisory Board.

Kane Sterling, the Administration Manager for The Clink, collected the award on behalf of the charity at the awards ceremony held at The Cinnamon Club Restaurant in London.

The judges were extremely impressed by a whole host of innovative sustainable actions undertaken by the staff and prisoners at H.M.P High Down including; growing the majority of the vegetables used in the restaurant on-site, composting all food waste and converting used fryer oil into bio-diesel to run the prison vehicles.

The Clink’s primary aim of reducing re-offending rates by carefully training prisoners and finding long-term employment in the hospitality industry upon release, was considered by the Advisory Board as being particularly worthy of commendation.