Sideshore has unveiled ambitious plans to lead community efforts in tackling climate change.
Nicky Nicholls has recently been appointed as its new community and innovation lead.
She formerly worked as the manager of Exmouth Festival and chair of Transition Exmouth.
Nicky told the Herald: "Sustainability has always been at the core of Sideshore's mission. Since its construction in 2020, the building has adhered to the highest environmental standards, setting an example for responsible development.
"I am thrilled to be joining Sideshore at a really important and exciting time in their development.
"People in Exmouth know Sideshore as an excellent watersports venue with stunning views and great places to grab a coffee or something to eat.
"But not many people know that Sideshore is underpinned by strong values around community and sustainability.
"We have a huge ambition for Sideshore to become a centre of excellence for community initiatives to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis.
"Sideshore actively supports Plastic Free Exmouth with their weekly beach cleans, has funded hundreds of local children to learn to swim safely in the sea, was a key new venue in the rejuvenated Exmouth Festival of 2023 and this week has launched the exciting Exmouth Cup initiative with Exmouth Town Council.
"Sideshore is committed to creating positive change and driving local initiatives focused on sustainability."