Alder King sponsors Business Green Week

James Chaffer and Lucy Round on Alder King’s electric bikes.

Leading independent property consultancy Alder King is sponsoring this year’s Business Green Week, an initiative to encourage businesses across the West of England to work towards a sustainable future.

Running from 11th to 19th June, Business Green Week is part of Bristol’s Big Green Week and aims to drive a lasting legacy of sustainable action following Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015.

Alder King took part in its first Business Green Week last year and subsequently won a Go Green award for its sustainable travel and transport initiatives which included the launch of its electric bikes now used by employees on a daily basis throughout Bristol.

This year the firm will extend its green campaign across its network of offices in Swindon, Gloucester, Cardiff, Exeter, Taunton and Truro and will focus its efforts on reducing waste both at work and at home, with a particular emphasis on paper, plastic and food.

Other activities include making pine cone bird feeders as part of Think Global day, a litter pick on Act Local day, encouraging staff to travel sustainably and getting together socially to enjoy locally sourced food and drink.

Chris Haworth, partner at Alder King’s Bristol office, said: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring Business Green Week this year. Taking part last year was extremely positive and productive, encouraging us to focus on and implement new sustainable measures that engaged our staff and made a real difference.

“We look forward to building on what we achieved last year and would very much encourage other businesses to get involved and reap the benefits of taking part.”

Business Green Week is an initiative co-ordinated by Go Green, a programme delivered by Low Carbon South West in collaboration with Business West.

Big Green Week, now in its fifth year, is a celebration of the best of Bristol’s social and environmental projects and the people who make them possible. During 2016’s festival there will be environmental events to inspire, involve, empower and educate across the city.