All businesses are aware of the need to consider the environmental impact of what they do. When your business includes a manufacturing arm, there are many areas for consideration.
It’s often the case that although you may have a niggling voice in your head reminding you that you need to do something… often that voice stays as a voice in your head and never gets translated into actually doing anything. There is always something more pressing, more urgent and often, if we hold our hands up, something less scary and huge than the whole “green” thing!
We were lucky enough to meet the Business Growth Hub’s Green Growth service, which has been a great thing for us here at Bluebell.
They have not only explained the situation but spent real time with us analysing our business and how it could be not only more environmentally friendly, but also, incredibly cost efficient for us.
As a result of our meetings, we’ve implemented a plan of action and we’re really excited about it all, especially the cost savings to us!
Heating: We’re installing an air heating unit which is fuelled by waste wood from our manufacturing operations… why didn’t we think of that?!! Not only do we save money on reduced waste costs, but also are saving money by using our own fuel! This is going to save us a massive £6000 a year!
Solar Panels: By installing solar panels, we’ll be saving ourselves about £5000 a year
Lighting: We have upgraded our lighting to make it more energy efficient and this is reaping huge savings.
The Green Growth’s Environmental Business Advisors were great in not only helping us see more clearly how we could benefit from a few changes, but also finding us really substantial cost savings.
We’re so excited to be launching our first Bluebell blog alongside our new website. We hope you enjoy reading it. It’s going to be a regular thing and we’re really looking forward to sharing information about not only the Bluebell family and what we do, but also tips and news about the world of furniture, trends and new things that will help make your home the right and perfect home for you.
2014 was a great year for us and 2015 is an exciting one too! Our new website has been an amazing project and we’re so thrilled to be launching it now and sharing it with you. The new website is just part of amazing growth for us.
Alison completed the ‘10.000 Small Businesses’ programme sponsored by Goldman Sachs and following on from this wonderful experience Bluebell has relocated to a new factory double the size of their original one, just off Atlantic Street in Altrincham and taken on an additional 4 staff along the way!
If you’re not aware, Bluebell is very much a family business and has recently joined forces with Alison’s brother, Terry Cragg formally of A D Cragg & Son, who now looks after their customers flooring needs and together they enhance your living space all under one roof.
We pride ourselves on quality and eye for detail with a belief in good old fashioned customer service.
Family is all about building a unit that is solid and built on quality foundations, as is our furniture.
Family is about being realistic about affordable expectations – you can’t be living the high life with your family if you’ve not got the budget but you want the absolute best quality for the budget you have. Our quotes do just that. We pride ourselves on quality yet at an affordable price.
Family is about understanding that everyone is an individual and needs to be treated as such. It’s not one formula to suit everyone. We treat our clients in the same way. You are not, and will never be, the same as the customer who came in before you. We’re working with your home. There is nothing more personal than that and we work with you to find the individual solution most perfect for you.
And finally family is about giving each individual the courtesy, respect and attention they need to get the best results. And that’s what we work to with our customer service.
We hope that gives you a little insight into who we are and hope you enjoy reading the blogs that follow this one!
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