Doing our bit for the planet

We’ve always tried to be a sustainable business that minimises its environmental impact.

That’s why we maintain a local focus rather than chasing business all over the country. We do have clients in other regions, but we try to conduct most of our business via telephone Skype, Facetime or other shared media platforms.

So after much deliberation, we’ve traded in the trusty gas guzzler for a second hand electric car and we can’t wait to do some client visits in it.

With a range of around 80 miles (a bit more if you drive it really carefully), it should be fine for whizzing up and down the Ribble Valley to see clients and chat through creative ideas and campaigns.

So if you request a visit, don’t be surprised if we ask if there’s somewhere we can plug the car in, because in our enthusiasm to go green, we kind of overlooked the fact that there are only a couple of chargepoints in the whole of the Ribble Valley.

We’re thinking about starting a campaign to get more chargepoints installed, but that’s a different story.

I’ve conducted some pretty detailed research into the uptake of electric cars and vans and I’m pretty certain we’re on the brink of an electric vehicle revolution in the UK and its going to happen faster than many people realise.

I’ll post regular updates on how we get on with the electric car here, but in the meantime, if you see a black BMW i3 stuck in a layby near Clitheroe, please stop to give me a lift back to the office!

Author: Mark Sutcliffe

Freelance content consultant and editor specialising in the outdoors, environment, sustainability, walking and cycling.

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