AN E-bike scheme that operates in Cornwall has been honoured with the most prestigious business accolade in the country.

Beryl has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise, making it the first shared sustainable transport operator to win one of the most prestigious business awards in the country.

The award recognises the company’s commitment to sustainable development by providing fun, sustainable, simple-to-use, convenient and cost effective forms of shared transport that are powered by people and electricity.

Beryl currently operates in Newquay, St Austell, Falmouth and Penzance.

Beryl CEO and co-founder, Phil Ellis, said: “For companies like us, who’s entire ethos and long-term strategy is underpinned by sustainability and carbon reduction, it's important to practise what you preach.

“This prestigious award recognises our commitment, not just as a green transport provider but also as a functioning business, to helping the UK government meet its ambitious aims to reach net zero by 2050.

“More than that though, it also shows how we value people and places and really believe in the power of sustainable transport to improve lives.

“We will continue to build on our success and have an even greater impact on the towns and cities we work with, encouraging people to adopt cleaner, greener transport habits.”