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Woolley Summer Garden Party

Woolley hosted the annual Garden Party in conjunction with the Suffolk Carbon Charter, for a third year running on Wednesday the 27th of July. All in all it was a great success with local business owners and speakers showing up, all of whom share an interest in sustainability. Nick Woolley welcomed everyone to the event and began by giving a talk on his interest in the local environment and the work that he has done in the past to promote both sustainability and the carbon charter award.  Other speakers included Joey Tabone, head of the Prince’s Business Emergence Reliance Group, who gave a very interesting talk on Sustainable business practices and the support they give to businesses both nationally and internationally. There was also a very interesting talk by Chris Vine, a local ecologist who works especially with bats on the importance of taking care of the local bat population and how we can best do so.  The final speaker of the event was David Walton of Business Energy Efficiency Anglia (BEE) who provide free support to at least 1,000 SME’s across Suffolk and Norfolk to help them become more energy efficient.

The evening finished with two Gold awards being handed out after the speakers had all finished and everyone had enjoyed a bite to eat and a drink or two. The first Gold award went to The Royal Hospital School who have accomplished tremendous objectives over the last few years in making it a more sustainable business and place of education. The second award was to Woolley, who won gold for the third time running which we were informed is a record as no other business has yet achieved this. Nick accepted the award and told everyone the huge changes we have made over the years in order to make Woolley Project Management the most environmentally friendly business as possible. Nick jokingly asked what there could possibly be left to do over the next two years if we are to aim for gold again.

Before the night ended all the guests were invited to have a wonder around the property to have a look at the local environment and some of the changes that have been made including the new Bat boxes that were previously erected the week before.  

Author: Woolley
Published on: Thursday, August 4th, 2016

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