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Dorset Businesses go green despite claims

Posted by: Creativematch | Date added: Wed 28 May 2008

Dorset Businesses held a competition at their recent Green Conference to reward the ‘Best Green Stand’ that exhibited.

The competition disproved claims that small businesses are ignoring the green debate and failing to become more environmentally friendly [1], Dorset businesses In conjunction with Blackmore Ltd, a Dorset-based award-winning environmentally-friendly print company, held a competition for  the ‘Best Green Stand’ stand.

The winning company was by BMT Isis Ltd, which was awarded a certificate and organic English sparkling wine.

The Dorset Business Green conference was designed to address key issues and find practical solutions to green concerns. Blackmore Ltd, who also exhibited at the conference. Although every exhibitor had a worthy green message, the winning stand was picked out by judges Blackmore Ltd and the Chief Executive of Dorset Business, Peter Scott because of the exceptional graphics used.

Sales Director of Blackmore Ltd, Aubrey Aviss enthused: “We are really happy to have been involved with this competition as part of the Dorset Business green conference and to help raise even more awareness of green issues to the local business community.

"As a ‘green award’ winner ourselves, we’re passionate about encouraging as many other businesses in the area to reduce their impact on the environment, too. All the stands were worthy entrants and it’s great to see businesses taking their environmental responsibilities seriously.”

Chief Executive of Dorset Business, Peter Scott commented: "While it is easy to be dismissive of environmental matters as being ‘to difficult’ or ‘not our problem’, it was evident from the enthusiasm and high standards of all the exhibitors, that businesses in Dorset really do care, as the Conference delegates were able to see for themselves."

Blackmore Ltd is officially within the top 1% of the UK’s greenest printers, an accolade given by the print buyer for Friends of the Earth and Greenpeace. They were also recently winners of the Green Award for the South West by the British Chambers of Commerce, and hold the ISO 14001 Environmental Standard Award.

www.blackmore.co.uk

[1] According to a study by Enterprise Rent-a-Car



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