A COTSWOLD firm has secured an accolade from industry leaders.

Auto-Sleepers, which manufactures motorhomes from its factory in Willersey near Evesham, has won the Eco Champion Award from document management provider Anota Limited.

Auto-Sleepers triumphed due to its significant reduction in paper usage and was branded “a shining example of environmental sustainability in action” by Anota.

The firm encourages suppliers to send invoices in via email and then uses a paperless invoicing approval system within the Auto-Sleeper Group whereby employees sign off invoices through a web-based portal rather than printing on paper.

Amy Preston, from Anota, said: “I’m very pleased to announce to you that Auto-Sleepers is the recipient of our Anota Eco Champion Award — for the client that has had the most significant reduction in paper usage, contributing to environmental sustainability.

"Together, we’re constantly pushing the limits of what DocuWare can do.

"This ongoing partnership allows us to develop ground-breaking solutions that further streamline Auto-Sleepers’ workflows.”

Geoff Scott, CEO of the Auto-Sleeper Group, said: “We introduced the paperless system in 2016 and our accounts department has worked hard to save as much paper as we can.

"This award recognises these efforts and we are proud to receive it.”