Celebrating World Water Day – our latest newsletter


It’s World Water Day on Sunday, 22nd March. A day to celebrate, a day to change, a day to prepare.
World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. 22 years later, World Water Day is celebrated around the world shining the spotlight on a different issue every year. This issue is also the theme of the annual UN World Water Development Report which is launched on World Water Day.
In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is ‘Water and Sustainable Development’. It’s about how water links to all areas we need to consider to create the future we want.
Please Use #WaterIs to share messages about #Water & #Sustainability @UN-Water in your social media messages.

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An interview with a Hull based eco commercial cleaning company

1why-usIn the first of an occasional series, we get the inside track on some of our customers. Hull based eco commercial cleaning company, Lemonclean is the first to go and the questions were answered by Founder and Managing Director, Vicky Doyle.

How long has Lemonclean been established?

Lemonclean has been established for five and a half years.

 Why did you set up Lemonclean?

I was looking for a business opportunity within the cleaning sector, but was undecided what direction I wanted to take, until I met Lloyd from Bio-D at the Hull Food Festival in 2009 and there was a lightbulb moment – my business would specialise in eco cleaning for businesses.

How many people work for Lemonclean?

We now employ 50 staff

How long have you been using Bio-D products?

Since the day that I started the business.  I love the fact that I can pop in to the factory, pick up my order and drop it off at cleaning sites on my way back to the office.

How did you hear about Bio-D in the first place?

Hull Food Festival

How far afield do you operate?

We operate throughout East Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire

What do you like about Bio-D as a company?

I am passionate about their products and I love the people and the business ethos.  Environmental responsibility runs right through my business, from the recycled toilet rolls to the upcycled office furniture, so there is a great synergy between Lemonclean and Bio-D.

What do you like about Bio-D products?

The smell of the products takes me right back to those difficult days when I was establishing my business and reminds me how far I’ve come – you could say that Bio-D reminds me of the smell of success! I also like the fact that all of their products are effective, yet safe for me and my staff to use and help me to market Lemonclean as an environmentally friendly business that uses safe, luxury products.

What’s your favourite Bio-D product?

The Multi-surface sanitiser – I just love the smell of the orange oil and it cuts through grease brilliantly.

Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I’m very proud to say that I have never advertised and my client list inlcudes big names like Rix, Sewells, Jordans and Humberside Airport because we offer high standards of staff and excellent cleaning products.  Corporate Social Responsibility is high on many businesses’ agendas these days and Bio-D helps me to satisfy their CSR needs in terms of commercial cleaning.

If you would like to know any more about Lemonclean, please visit www.lemonclean.co.uk


Green Hull business celebrates extended Oxfam listing

Oxfam additions Feb 2015Directors at leading Hull based ethical cleaning and laundry products company Bio-D are celebrating after gaining additional listings in Oxfam.

The addition of Furniture Polish and Lime and Aloe Vera Sanitising Hand Wash brings the number of Bio-D lines in Oxfam to 10.

The complete range includes Bio-D’s environmentally responsible cleaning products, including washing up liquid, multi surface cleaner, laundry liquid, fabric conditioner and toilet cleaner that are available in over Oxfam stores from Guernsey to Glasgow.

The price of the Furniture Polish is £3.79 for a 500ml spray bottle and the Hand Wash is £3.99 for 500ml.

Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby is delighted with the business gain and said; “Oxfam and Bio-D share common values in that both businesses want to inspire people to make the world a better place and this listing is an important step towards achieving our mutual goals.”