Mark Simpson (Walpole 86)

Mark writes, “I currently have both children at Stowe, Jack in Lower Sixth and Eleanor in Fourth Form. They are the fourth generation of Simpson’s to attend Stowe! On a ‘sustainable’ theme, the family business, The River Dart Country Park on Dartmoor, won gold at the Devon Tourism Awards 2019 for ‘Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism’ as well as a Special Award for ‘Energy Efficiency’. The Park was the first to install a fish friendly Archimedes Screw Hydro Turbine in the UK on the River Dart back in 2007 to power the site alongside two biomass boilers (installed in 2010) and a solar PV scheme (installed in 2011).”