Business Environment Network gets off to a flying start

Over 50 representatives from businesses based as far away as St Helens attended the official launch of the Meres and Mosses Business Environment Network in Whitchurch on Monday. The network provides businesses with the opportunity to share their knowledge of enhancing their performance and profitability, while helping to reduce their impacts on the local landscape. The launch gave businesses already signed up to the network the chance to present talks on the benefits of taking environmental impact seriously. Companies such as Wem-based SciQuip demonstrated that through reducing waste and by generating their own electricity with solar panels, they have actually managed to increase turnover. Stuart Lawrence of Tudor Griffiths spoke of the firm's dedication to environmental and community involvement at their quarry site just south of Ellesmere, where settling pools have been into a mosaic of wildlife-friendly lakes and fishing pools which are visited by schools, anglers and tourists throughout the year.

Official supporters of the scheme also include Bridgnorth Aluminium, Befesa and Grocontinental, while more businesses signed up at the launch. As the partnerships continues to grow, a number of events will be planned throughout 2015 to allow the businesses to network and advise newcomers on ways to reduce environmental impact without impacting - and in some cases, increasing - profits.

More information about the network and a brochure can be found here

 


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