Social media promotion raises £231 for Allergy UK Nurses Appeal

We’d like to share our latest press release with you;

Allergy-Nurses-Appeal-logoA Hull based green business has embraced social media to raise £231 for a national allergy charity.

The Bio-D Company, manufacturers of environmentally friendly cleaning products, ran a facebook promotion to encourage people to like its page in return for a £1 donation to the Allergy UK Nurses Appeal and was delighted to raise £231 in only two weeks.

Of the initiative, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby said; “In celebration of gaining the Allergy Friendly Product Award for our unfragranced laundry range and with a desire to contribute to the great work that Allergy UK does, we chose Allergy UK Nurses Appeal as our charity of the year and we are proud to support the tireless work that they do to help people with allergies.”

Rebecca Carey, Fundraising Manager at Allergy UK says “We are thrilled to have the support of Bio-D who are committed to supporting our Nurses Appeal. The money they have raised will make a huge difference to the services we are able to offer allergy and intolerance sufferers across the UK”.

Rebecca Ducker with her prizeIn addition to the donation, Bio-D directors chose one of the new ‘likers’ at random to win £50 worth of Bio-D household cleaning and laundry products.  This prize was won by Rebecca Ducker from York.

Bio-D celebrates first order from China

Here’s our latest press release that tells about our very first order into China!

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A Hull based manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products is celebrating after winning its first contract to supply a company in China.

Tcoai Trading in Shanghai approached the Bio-D Company after researching them on the internet and the first consignment has just arrived.  The Shanghai business will sell a range of Bio-D’s most popular cleaning and laundry lines through its website and retail outlets and has shown its commitment by registering the brand in China. It has also listed Bio-D products in Amazon China.

Directors at the Sutton Fields business are delighted with the prestigious export order.  Managing Director, Lloyd Atkin said; “We’re very encouraged by the growth in exports over the last few years.  We now export to over a dozen countries and export sales account for 10% of our turnover.  We have very high hopes for sales of our products in China.”

Bio-D is an independent, ethically motivated company that is dedicated to promoting the use of environmentally responsible detergents. It manufactures environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products that are UK made, effective, biodegradable and hypoallergenic.  They are produced from sustainable, naturally derived raw materials and do not contain chlorine or optical brighteners. All of the Bio-D range is suitable for use with septic tanks and are Cruelty Free International (formerly BUAV) and Vegan Society registered.

Sara and Lloyd

Thank you to Calypso Cragg and Burwash CE Primary School in East Sussex

Members of the Eco School Team

Members of the Eco School Team

We love to encourage people in general, and children in particular, to respect the environment so that we can provide a sustainable future for generations to come.  We were delighted to receive this e mail from Calypso’s Mum, Pippa:

“Calypso is at Burwash Church of England Primary School in East Sussex.  She is a year 5 pupil, and was appointed a member of the Eco School Council at her school.  They are learning about ways to help the environment and to make their school more ‘green’. Calypso and I had both had a chat about it, and one of the ways we thought would be helpful, is if the school stopped using chemical laden cleaning products.  And because we use many of your products in our home (and we love them), we thought it would be a good idea to educate the school a little on the impact of using products that are unethical and harmful, and to try introduce them to your wonderful products.”

Burwash School Thank youWe sent the school some products and were delighted to receive this delightful Thank You drawing from Calypso and the following feedback from Karen Hopkins, the Eco-School Co-ordinator:

Our Eco School committee was set up in 2011. We currently have 10 children on the Eco School committee ranging from Year 2 to Year 6. There are also 6 members of staff covering a wide range of roles. Over the past couple of years we have worked on a variety of Eco School topics including our school grounds, water, healthy living, litter, bio-diversity and waste. These topics have all been incorporated into the curriculum and the whole school works on aspects of them. Our work in these areas has allowed us to gain the Eco School Bronze and Silver awards.

Our main focus this year is energy, recycling and bio-diversity. At the beginning of the school year we completed a whole school topic on Energy which the children learnt a lot  from. We hope to gain the Green Flag award (the top award) from Eco – Schools this academic year.

The products you sent us have proved very successful in school. The washing up liquid and hand wash in particular have been used by the staff and they have commented on how long lasting and bubbly it is! Our school also runs a Forest School programme which now uses your products whilst out in the woods in order to be as eco-friendly as possible.”

Great work, Eco team, parents and supporters, we’re very proud of you!

Sara and Lloyd