Charity

How making coffee for good proved an award winning formula

By Natalie Lobel, Founder of Grounded MCR Sustainability – a word often bandied around by people who’ve ticked the right boxes in their business plan and left it at that! For us, it meant creating a business that is sustainable in all senses of the word – doing our bit to tackle the climate crisis …

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Five ways to celebrate National Hospitality Day and showcase your green creds

By Tom Tanner, SRA The eighteenth of September. If the date isn’t in your diary already, take a moment from reading this to ink it in. It’s a Saturday and it’s National Hospitality Day. Yep, that’s right, a day for a nationwide celebration of the UK’s brilliant restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars, cafés and caterers. So, …

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Put positive change on tap this Refill Day

By Hannah Page, Brand Lead at Belu Water Wednesday 16th June marks World Refill Day – a day all about choosing reusable options over single-use packaging. UK consumers are thought to go through a whopping 28 billion single use drinks bottles and cans a year. This realisation has caused many people and businesses alike to …

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Be a Zero Restaurant and become a community hero

By Nat Jenkins, Consultant to Civil Institute for Voluntary Action ZERO restaurants is an exciting new green venture launching in Hackney this summer with the help of the Civil Institute for Voluntary Action (CIVA) and the support of Hackney Council and Hackney Markets. The ZERO restaurants network will bring like-minded, environmentally conscientious food businesses together …

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In water we Trust: Helping the drinks industry workforce one bottle at a time

By Mark Bickerton, Co-founder, Trust Water  Trust Water was launched this year to help support those working in the drinks industry, with 100% of net profits from every bottle sold being donated to The Drinks Trust. For those who don’t know, The Drinks Trust is a community organisation for the drinks industry offering support and services, to upskill, broaden members’ knowledge, provide a place …

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Show the Love

By Jenny Wilson, Project Manager, The Climate Coalition The Climate Coalition’s annual Show the Love campaign is highlighting the impact that climate change is having on food crops within the UK. As vital leaders in the food industry we would love to get your involvement in the campaign. The Climate Coalition is a group of …

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Good Day Productions event reflects potential of social hosting

Attendees at December’s Good Day Productions launch event said that social hosting was their number one choice for the second event. Well, there’s a surprise – it’s what you guys do best. Forty foodservice and supplier members keen to discover how to make the very best use of one of their most valuable assets – …

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How FRANK Water consigned plastic bottles to a watery grave

By Katie Alcott, Founder & CEO, FRANK Water It’s been a big month here at FRANK Water. We have stopped selling our spring water in single-use plastic bottles and we have launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to carry refillable water bottles and coffee cups and to ‘pledge to refill’. We’re a small social …

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Friends House helps men’s charity to have cake and eat it

  By Jamie Scott, Catering Manager, Friends House Two years ago, Friends House started working with the Douglas House Project (DHP) helping them to launch their social enterprise catering project, a bakery. Being a Quaker organisation, the staff at Friends House devised a set of commitments, one of these being to treat everybody equally and …

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