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.

Thank you too, Vegan Society!

002 (2)We were so touched to receive this beautiful thank you card from Laura at the Vegan Society after we donated to CEO Jasmijn de Boo’s JustGiving page for the Great Manchester 10k Run.  She completed the course in a fantastic time and we were proud to be able to help her to smash her target of £300. There’s still time to donate – simply click here.

Congratulations again!

Sara and Lloyd

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

£5 off orders over £35

Welcome to our latest newsletter!

Now that the weather is feeling decidedly spring like, we have launched a spring cleaning promotion. We are offering £5 off online orders over £35 from now until 19th March. Simply add code XSPRINGCLEA at the checkout and your discount will be applied.

You can either click on the link to our blog or the image below to read the newsletter in full.


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Sara and Lloyd

Hull eco business heads to London to launch new products

Welcome to our 100th blog post!

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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.

Season’s Greetings from Bio-D

Bio-D Home & Garden Sanitiser 750 ml

Get 30% off Bio-D Home & Garden Sanitiser during December

It’s hard to believe that we’re in December already! We’re not sure where the time has gone, but we’re delighted to report that we’ve had a very successful year in terms of new products, new packaging and new customers. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us this year – we’re very, very grateful and look forward to welcoming you back in 2014.

Please follow this link to read our latest newsletter.

Sara and Lloyd

Our Vegan Week Roundup

Lloyd's Caponata and home made bread

Lloyd’s Caponata and home made bread

As our week long vegan pledge draws to a close, we reflect on our experiences of going from meat eaters to vegans…..

On the whole, we all feel better for the experience and concluded that we will all include more vegetarian meals in our cooking repertoire going forward.

Our favourite meals

Lloyd – Caponata (aubergine stew) with capers, olives, tomatoes, onion, garlic, oregano and parsley, cooked in herbed white wine vinegar and topped with toasted almonds and served with bread made with flour and cold pressed rapeseed oil from Yorkshire (by my own fair hand!)

Sara – Vegetable stir fry hotted up with some of my own home grown red chillies!!

Tracey – Thai vegetable curry

Highlights of the week

Lloyd – The  Booja Booja chocolates that were very kindly sent to us by Ben Williamson of PETA with the following note;

We were delighted to read that you and your team have adopted a compassionate vegan diet this week.  I hope everyone is enjoying the health benefits and energy boost.

Here is a little token of our appreciation and to help with the office snacking problem.

Sara – I was delighted to be served a wonderful three course meal comprising melons and fruit to start, vegetable wellington and strawberries and kiwi fruit for pudding when I attended a function at Beverley Racecourse!

Tracey – I rediscovered my love of homemade soup, especially tomato, chickpea and cumin.  I also slept better than I have in months!

The hard bits 

Lloyd – I felt very tired and really missed a white coffee!

Sara – I felt quite hungry and cooking different things for weekend visitors was challenging

Tracey – I felt very tired, had bad headaches (caffeine detox I suspect, so I have pledged to reduce my caffeine intake) and craved cheese!

Overall, it was a very interesting experience and we all enjoyed eating much more healthily, having less processed food and even losing a few pounds!

Thanks to everybody who supported us throughout our ‘vegan week’ and thanks to The Hull Daily Mail for this article that they featured.

Lloyd, Sara and Tracey


Sara and Lloyd are in the news for World Vegan Month pledge

As you may be aware from our recent newsletter, Lloyd, Tracey (our PR consultant) and me have taken a pledge to eat a vegan diet this week.  As meat eaters, we have found the straight swap to veganism has presented a few challenges, but on the whole, we’re enjoying healthy, wholesome meals and are all feeling better for it.

Yesterday, the Hull Daily Mail (you’ll be hearing much more about Hull in the future since it was awarded City of Culture 2017 today) published a great article about what we’re doing. Click on the image below to read the story and please keep us posted with your favourite vegan recipes – at the moment Tracey’s favourite is tomato, cumin and chickpea soup, Lloyd’s is mushroom and chickpea curry from the Vegan Society website and mine is stir fried vegetables in olive oil, with cashew nuts and a vegan cheese.


Lloyd Atkin and Sara Holtby Hull Mail 191113