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.”

Celebrate 25 sustainable years with a luxury break in the Yorkshire Wolds

Please take a look at our 25th Anniversary Press Release…

SONY DSCLeading ethical cleaning and laundry products manufacturer, Bio-D is marking its 25th anniversary with a competition to win a luxury weekend in the Yorkshire Wolds that were made famous by David Hockney.

To celebrate 25 sustainable years of making environmentally friendly products at its East Yorkshire factory, Bio-D has teamed up with the Ramblers Rest Tea Room, Restaurant and Luxury Accommodation in the picturesque village of Millington, to offer two nights’ Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for two people.

To enter, simply answer the question ‘In what year was Bio-D founded?’ and send your answer to 25sustainableyears@three60marketing.co.uk before 7th August.  The winner will be selected at random on 8th August. Please see www.biodegradable.biz for a full list of terms and conditions. You can also enter via the website and via facebook.

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.

Greener Indigo reviews Bio-D Furniture Polish

Many thanks to Sarah who wrote this review on her fabulous Greener Indigo blog..

Bio-D Furniture Polish Spray 500 ml

Bio-D Furniture Polish Spray 500 ml

“Aah, polish.

Spray a little in a room and everyone thinks you’ve been cleaning away  - what a trooper!

Unfortunately, people come to this conclusion because of the distinctive stinky smell (and just don’t get me started on the aerosols…)

When I started my cleaning company, I quickly knew I couldn’t get away for very long without using polish. After all, a large proportion of my customer base was over 60, and they’re addicted to the stuff. Also I ended up in mansions with wood-panelling and giant wooden dining tables.

I had to polish, but I needed an eco-friendly alternative.

Now I could have made my own, but there are two reasons why I avoided this – one is that I was cleaning delicate wooden surfaces and I didn’t want to be the one ruining them by using a slightly dodgy homemade concoction. Secondly, I didn’t have the time to make such things – I was maxed out at making large batches of glass/multi surface/bathroom cleaner.

This is when I looked for ready-made & eco-friendly polish, and I found BioD.”

Click through to the blog post to read the review… it’s well worth it

Sara and Lloyd

Listen to Lloyd’s interview with BBC Radio Humberside

We’re very proud that our involvement with the Llanddewi Brefi project was the subject of a BBC Radio Humberside interview.

You can listen to the interview with our MD, Lloyd Atkin and Joe Beadleson from BBC Radio Humberside – it’s 1.17 in and there’s a mention on the news bulletin at 2.30 in.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01wjmkc

Hull eco business celebrates new listing in Booths

Bio-D Home & Garden Sanitiser 750 ml

Bio-D Home & Garden Sanitiser 750 ml

Directors and staff at Hull based ethical cleaning and laundry products company, Bio-D are celebrating after receiving a new listing in Booths family owned supermarkets.

From 26th March, Bio-D’s Home and Garden Sanitiser will take its place alongside other Bio-D products in 24 Booths stores.

Of the listing, Bio-D’s Sales and Marketing Director said: “We’re delighted that Booths have listed Home and Garden Sanitiser just in time for the busy gardening and outdoor leisure season.  Made from natural ingredients, it is a fast acting anti-bacterial detergent that is great for cleaning patios, greenhouses, plant pots and indoor and outdoor bins as well as sinks and drains.”

Home and Garden Sanitiser costs £2.43 RRP for a 750ml bottle.

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 sanitisers includes 750ml Multi Surface Sanitiser, 500ml All Purpose Sanitiser Spray, 500ml Sanitising Hand Wash and, of course, Home and Garden Sanitiser. The are all free from Triclosan and are made from sustainable, naturally derived raw materials.  All of the Bio-D range is suitable for use with septic tanks and are Cruelty Free International (formerly BUAV) and Vegan Society registered.

Organic and Natural Business Cleaning Feature

Picture1We were very proud to be invited to contribute to the Eco Cleaning feature in leading trade magazine Organic and Natural Business.  You can see a snapshot of the article in the image, but please either click on the image or this web link to Organic and Natural Business.

We hope that you enjoy this interesting insight into this burgeoning sector.

Sara and Lloyd

Hull eco business heads to London to launch new products

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A leading hypo-allergenic cleaning products company will attend its first major show since its rebrand last year.

Hull based business Bio-D has chosen to exhibit at the Natural & Organic Products Europe show in April to launch four new products and to showcase its extensive range of rebranded and exclusively UK manufactured natural and safe cleaning and laundry products.

The new products are;

  • Geranium sanitising hand wash that is gentle on hands, yet kills germs
  • Multi-use Floor Cleaner with Linseed Soap for effective cleaning of all hard floors
  • Reformulated, concentrated Dishwasher Powder that gives great results regardless of water quality
  • Ecological Dishwasher Rinse Aid for sparkling results

Chairman and Sales and Marketing Director Sara Holtby explains why Bio-D decided to exhibit at the show: “We wanted to raise awareness about the environmental benefits of using Bio-D products and to highlight the fact that all of our products are hypo-allergenic and felt that the Natural & Organic Products Europe exhibition was the perfect platform to do so.  We’re also looking to drive Bio-D forward with the appointment of some key distributors and hope that we will meet companies there who share our ethical values.”

The exhibition takes place from 13 to 14 April at Olympia, London and Bio-D will be on stand 1052.

 

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