I am not good at networking. I love meeting people and getting to know them, but I am usually so interested in what they do, their challenges and where their business is going, that I overlook the selling my services bit! Recently, I was invited to attend an event at which I knew very few … Continue reading A Passion for Sustainability
Last Saturday, I was privileged to hear from two dedicated individuals who are working to end homelessness in the UK - Jon Sparkes, CEO of Crisis and Steve Ellis, CEO of Cornish charity St Petrocs. I was struck at how, in the 21st Century, with all the benefits of social media, education and awareness, there … Continue reading Can we work together to end homelessness?
The Press is full of talk about the need for businesses to become more sustainable, but it's often hard to know where to start. Here are some top tips you can adopt. If you want to go further, give me a call or drop me an email for some more suggestions. Feel free to add … Continue reading Top tips to make your business sustainable
On a beautiful spring day, I was fortunate enough to take a trip to Mother Ivey’s Bay on the North Cornwall coast not far from Padstow. Having met Owner and CEO Patrick Langmaid earlier in the year, I was keen to see a business that embeds sustainability into every aspect of their operations. Located in … Continue reading Mother Ivey’s Bay Caravan Site
It’s not every day that you hear stories of outstanding customer service, so I was really impressed to hear a friend’s account of her interaction with sofa retailer DFS. Severe allergies mean buying new furniture can be a minefield, so my friend felt reassured when DFS worked with her to identify what would be suitable … Continue reading Shout about your achievements!
As I was listening to the news this morning, I was dismayed to hear yet again negative press about our hardworking NHS. It’s not perfect, but it is full of extremely dedicated, hardworking people trying to do their best but constantly being beaten by both sides. The press and public hound them because waiting lists … Continue reading Plan A for Healthcare
Valuing community is key to Corporate Social Responsibility and achievable by partnering with a charity or community group. Choosing the right partner is important as there are huge benefits to both parties. What are the benefits to my business? In a recent UK survey, 82% said they would choose to buy from or work for … Continue reading Why business should be part of a community
As a Sustainability Consultant, I am frequently contacted to discuss waste or energy and water use, as though managing these issues will tick the box for being sustainable. Perhaps a better title for the services I offer would be Resilience Consultant, as sustainability covers so much more than energy, waste and water. A robust Sustainability … Continue reading What does Sustainability Consultant do?