Top Laundry Bleach Tips

Thought Bio-D Laundry Bleach was just for whitening clothes and removing stains? Think again! Here are three uses for this Allergy UK Allergy Friendly Product that will offer a helping hand in other areas of the home too…

1) Remove stains cups and mugs – if your mugs are tea- or coffee-stained (we’re guilty as charged), dissolve a small amount of Laundry Bleach in hot water and soak for a while. For tough stains, scrub gently, then wash and dry as usual.laundry bleach

2) Remove mould from tiled areas – dilute a small amount into hot water and pour into a spray bottle. Apply to surface and leave for 30 minutes, then gently scrub and rinse clean for spotless bathrooms.

3) Sanitise chopping boards, bottles, toys and more – dilute a small amount in a sink of hot water and leave items to soak for 20 minutes or longer, then wash as normal. (Note: do not soak wooden items.)

If you’re a fan of Bio-D Laundry Bleach, head over to our Facebook page to check out our competition to win £100 shopping voucher!

Ethical Hull business creates a new sales role to drive growth

Martin BishopHull-based environmentally-friendly business Bio D has announced a new stage in its continued expansion with a new appointment.

23 year old Martin Bishop has recently been appointed to the new role of Sales Executive for the 26 year old business.

“I am very excited about the challenges ahead in expanding both our product range and our field of operations,” revealed Martin.  “My job involves researching new sectors and new business, developing existing accounts and representing Bio-D as a key contact for accounts.”

Martin Bishop is a BA Graduate in Business Administration and Management from the University of Hull Scarborough Campus. After completing his studies he gained further experience in management and customer service with Enterprise car hire in Scarborough but then took the decision to look for a career opportunity with wider challenges.

Sales and marketing Director, Sara Holtby is delighted with the progress that Martin has made at Bio-D: “Martin is a personable and very capable addition to the team and we’re confident that he will be a great asset to the business.”

 

“One of the best things about working for Bio-D,” said Martin “is knowing that we are making a difference to our environment with every order and providing a choice for people who want to safeguard the planet for future generations.”

Bio-D cleans up with Council contract

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Directors at leading Hull based ethical cleaning and laundry products company Bio-D are celebrating after gaining a listing to supply a selection of its ethical cleaning products to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

For the first time in Bio-D’s 26 year history, seven of its cleaning and laundry lines will feature in the Council’s Supplies Catalogue that is distributed to establishments in education, social services, magistrates, emergency services and local authority administration within the areas of the East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Hull and Doncaster.

The three laundry products and four household cleaning lines that are available with immediate effect are: Multi-Use Floor Cleaner; Washing up Liquid; All Purpose Sanitiser Spray; Glass and Mirror Cleaner; Laundry Liquid; Washing Powder and Fabric Conditioner

Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby is very proud that Bio-D has gained its first listing with ERYC; “As we were founded in Hull and make our products in our Sutton Fields factory, we’re delighted that ERYC has chosen to include our ethical products in its catalogue.

 

“We’re particularly pleased that the Council’s 9000 employees will be able to buy from the catalogue, too”

Hull business Bio-D celebrates new online business with Costco

cookiepolicy_logoDirectors at leading Hull based ethical cleaning and laundry products company Bio-D are celebrating after gaining a listing for seven of its most popular lines with Costco.

The four laundry products and three household cleaning lines* went live on Costco website in January 2015 and are already recording impressive sales.

Of the listing, Buyer Tracy Hunt said: “We were looking for a UK made range of ethical and environmentally responsible cleaning and laundry products and we like Bio-D’s ethos and ideals.  Early sales are encouraging.”

Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby is very proud that Bio-D has gained its first listing in Costco; “Costco specialises in bulk products that are naturally heavy, so it makes perfect sense to buy them online and have them delivered directly to your door!”

The Bio-D range is the online retailer’s first foray into environmentally and ethically responsible household products.

Costco warehouses and Costco.co.uk are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use.

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.  Bio-D’s range of household cleaning and laundry products are made 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.

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Fabric Conditioner

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Toilet Cleaner

Home & Garden Sanitiser

Latest news and offer on Home and Garden Sanitiser

CaptureTake a look at our latest newsletter for details about our new listing in Oxfam, Valentine’s gift ideas and 25% off Home and Garden Sanitiser (former known as disinfectant!).

Either click on the link or on the image to view the newsletter in full

We hope that you enjoy reading it!

Sara and Lloyd

Hull eco business launches new products

Bio-D new products Feb 2014 rA leading Hull based hypo-allergenic cleaning products company has launched four new products in response to customer demand.

Sutton Fields business Bio-D has added Geranium Hand Wash, Multi-use Floor Cleaner, Dishwasher Rinse Aid and a reformulated Dishwasher Powder to its range of ethically and environmental responsible detergents.

Guaranteed to kill 99.9% of germs, Geranium Sanitising Hand Wash has been tested to BENSEN1276 standard and is suitable for a range of uses from domestic, offices to catering whilst the Multi-use Floor Cleaner is made with a linseed based soap to enrich real wood floors but also formulated to leave little or no residue for the cleaning of laminates, tiles and vinyl.

Chairman and Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby said “We have been very encouraged by early sales of the new products.”

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.  Bio-D’s range of household cleaning and laundry products are made 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.

Bio-D products are available in a range of sizes and are suitable for domestic and catering use.  They are sold through Oxfam, Booths, high street health food stores and a variety of online retailers including www.biodegradable.biz. Please refer to www.biodegradable.biz for a complete list of stockists and details of the September promotion on Floor Cleaner.

Back to school deep clean, winners and pledges

Picture1Now that the children are back at school, it’s the ideal time to have a really good clean! In order to make the task a little more pleasurable, there’s 25% off selected cleaning products.  The offer ends on 17th September, so you’d better be quick! Please take a look at the newsletter for more information.

Sara and Lloyd

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.

25th anniversary newsletter

Celebrating 25 sustainable years

Picture1In 1989, naval entrepreneur Michael Barwell was inspired to set up a business producing ecologically responsible cleaning products by a paper written about pollution from domestic effluent by Canadian A.M.Gower.  Bio-D is now owned by Sara Holtby and Lloyd Atkin and we’re delighted to be enjoying our 25th successful year in business.

We’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to all of our staff, customers, colleagues, friends and family for helping us to reach this impressive birthday. Click here to read the rest of the newsletter and we look forward to receiving your competition entries.