We have been helping Waterblade Limited develop some aspects of its highly innovative water-saving device since November 2014. As part of the ongoing assistance we have provided through the Green Growth Platform we were asked to assist with the preparation of the Waterblade application for the Gogarburn Challenge
Gogarburn is the HQ of RBS group in Edinburgh, the competition was run earlier this year with the objective to find innovative products and solutions for the RBS Group which include reducing energy and water use, waste creation or even enhancing biodiversity on their site. Gogarburn is due for a major regeneration which will increase staff numbers on site from 3,500 at present to 6,000 members in the future.
Waterblade was selected together with 7 other winners from a field of 107 entrants and will now have the potential to demonstrate its product on this massive site. We are hugely proud to be associated with this great environmental product.
We have known our latest recruit – Nadine Weaver since 2002 when she first came to work
in one of our other business enterprises in Brighton. Nadine is from Swansea in South Wales and had already been working for some time in the St. James Veterinary Group in Wales with a BTEC National Diploma as a Veterinary Nurse.
She has since greatly extended her reach, become qualified in teaching both in the UK and overseas, with some considerable time spent working in Brazil, where we share many links in common.
We are very pleased to report that Nadine has successful qualified from Swansea University with a degree in Environmental Conservation.
Nadine has joined the team here at Isis Environmental in June 2015 and will be working on a number of projects, where we need additional research capability for new environmental business start-ups and as advisers in growth acceleration for SME’s with an environmental product or service.
Handily, Nadine can bring to the table considerable experience in Marine Biology in which Swansea excels, plus a good set of core skills, including speaking fluent Portuguese and teaching/training experience
Well last week saw the Ecotechnology Show move to the home of Brighton & Hove Albion the in the fabulous new AMEX Stadium at Falmer, a good move from its previous site in central Brighton.
We were really pleased to be there on the first day, the 11th June to see two of our clients exhibiting at this prestigious event, both Planet Feed who turn food waste into liquid fertilisers were exhibiting as were Waterblade Limited who have developed a revolutionary new water saving device that converts the flow from a normal water tap to a ‘blade’ of water, which whilst still providing the same amount of ‘washing action’ uses just 25% of what a normal tap would.
We have recently been working with Waterblade Limited to hopefully develop their product by getting access to a major UK business where the technology could be trialed. This product is going to be a major contribution in terms of the Low Carbon Economy, saving as it does substantial amounts of energy during the whole life cycle of potable water (from abstraction, treatment, storage, delivery and infrastructure maintenance requirements) production as well as reducing direct energy inputs needed to create hot water for washing at source.
There were some other interesting exhibitors including the fascinating and highly original Chimella which provides what can only be described as a chimney umbrella, which can be inserted into a chimney flue, opened from below and reduced both heat loss as well as ensuring debris and birds cannot enter during the summer months when fires are not being used.
All in all some great concepts and more than go to provide that we here in the South-East are providing unique, cutting edge solutions to some of society’s problems. We here at Isis Environmental are very fortunate to be part of a major programme being rolled out by the Green Growth Platform as part of Brighton University’s major new initiative.
Isis Environmental’s ongoing work with specialised environmentally-driven secure shredding client – Shredded Neat Ltd., started up a new mission to educate the business sector about ensuring advanced data security for all physical and electronic data media whilst meeting ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ in their own operations. October 2013 represents the 1st anniversary of our involvement with Shredded Neat, a year that has substantially changed its objectives and led to sound commercial improvement.
Shredded Neat has during our first years involvement seen the successful achievement of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001, branched out from pure secure paper shredding and cardboard recycling into being a more rounded recycling company and under our guidance the business now recycles all categories of WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment); batteries and fluorescent lamps and looks certain to move into additional new sectors.
We developed a number of key resources to ensure the business shows off its environmental credentials, whilst securing new market share in its geographical area. This has included a structured, bespoke telemarketing campaign, new literature, coupled with educational lectures, presentations and seminars such as the one recently undertaken at Basepoint Newhaven in Sussex, a great networking hub in the South-East http://www.basepoint.co.uk/locations/newhaven. This approach has resulted in a number of substantial new clients for the business impressed by the Company’s green credentials, high service levels and improved profile on a number of different social media platforms.