Fair trade first for Bio-D leads to roadshow appearance

We’re very proud that our MD, Lloyd has been invited to take part in a Q & A session at the forthcoming Traidcraft Roadshow in York.  You can read all about it in our latest press release:

Lloyd Atkin from Bio-D, left and Larry Bush from Traidcraft, rightA Director of Hull based ethical cleaning products company Bio-D has been invited to address delegates at a roadshow following a successful partnership with the UK’s leading fair trade organisation.

Lloyd Atkin, the Bio-D Company’s Managing Director, has been invited to a Question and Answer session at Traidcraft’s York Roadshow on 4th August and will face questions from the Traidcraft team and its army of Fair Traders.

Lloyd said: “We have been producing Traidcraft’s Clean and Fair range of fairtrade marked household cleaning range since February and are very pleased with the way that it is going.  Our two companies share the same ethos and I’m very proud to be invited to talk at the Roadshow and meet the Fair Traders.”

Traidcraft, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, is  the UK’s leading fair trade organisation and has developed its ‘Clean & Fair’ range with Bio-D to secure the future of fair trade palm and coconut oil that will transform communities in Ghana and rural India.

The Clean & Fair range comprises Handwash, Washing Up Liquid, Laundry Liquid and Multi-Surface Cleaner.

Traidcraft fights poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. Thanks to its supporters, it has been the UK’s leading fair trade organisation for 35 years. It runs effective development programmes, sells a great range of fair trade products and campaigns hard to bring about trade justice.

Please can you help us to raise money for Allergy UK Nurses Appeal?

Here’s our latest press release:

Lloyd Atkin and Sara Holtby prepare to take on the Big GHull directors gear up for charity cycle ride

Directors at Hull eco business, Bio-D are gearing up to face the gruelling ‘Big G’ Cyclosportive in aid of charity.

Despite training setbacks resulting from a dislocated shoulder, Lloyd Atkin and Sara Holtby are ready to face the 62k ‘Big G’ challenge around the Yorkshire Wolds on 20th July and hope to raise £500 for the Allergy UK Nurses Appeal.

Managing Director Lloyd Atkin said: “Allergy UK is our charity of the year and we wanted to undertake a significant challenge to raise vital funds.  We didn’t quite appreciate quite how much of a challenge it would be, especially with Sara coming back to cycling following a knee injury and me being knocked off my bike at the start of my training, but we’ll rise to it!”

Allergy UK launched a nationwide fundraising appeal to raise £1million to provide specialist allergy nurses within communities across the UK last year. Allergy UK’s nurses will help to support GPs to meet the challenge the current allergy epidemic is placing on them within an already overloaded Primary Care health system.

You can sponsor Sara and Lloyd through their Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/Bio-DAUKNursesAppeal

Eco Business celebrates success in national Business Competition

We’re thrilled to bring you our latest news..

RRAwards - Commended for Excellence Logo (4)Directors and staff at Hull eco business, Bio-D are celebrating after being awarded a Commendation for a prestigious Red Ribbon Innovation Award at a London awards ceremony last week.

Hosted by Family Business Place, the Red Ribbon awards recognise the achievements of family-run companies of all sizes and across all sectors and held an awards ceremony at Goldsmith’s Hall recently.

Bio-D was shortlisted in the Excellence in Innovation Category and was delighted to be ’Commended for Excellence’ for their range of ethically responsible cleaning and laundry products that are made in their Sutton Fields based factory.

Of the success, Managing Director Lloyd Atkin, who received the award said: “This is the first time that we have entered the Red Ribbon awards and we’re very proud that, not only did we reach the final, but our business was Commended.”