Ethically-motivated Hull company in the running for business awards

Small business finalist Hull Mail 2014Hull-based eco business Bio-D is hoping for success in the Small Business of the Year category of the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards 2014.

The independent ethical cleaning products firm has seen a high turnover, profits rising and with profits expected to reach 30% profit this year, the business has set its sights on big businesses, including Waitrose.

Bio-D’s growth has been attributed to a brand redesign, new product development and improvements to pack format to ensure that they remain at the forefront of the eco-friendly cleaning market.

Bio-D’s Managing Director Lloyd Atkin said: “Being shortlisted in the Small Business of the Year category is excellent recognition of our commitment to producing environmentally responsible detergents.

“We are very proud to be a finalist, especially in our 25th anniversary year” he added.

Bio-D products are currently sold through Oxfam, Booths, high street health food stores and a variety of online retailers including

Alongside expansion into bigger businesses, the cleaning products company hope to add more deals in the catering, cleaning and public services sector.

The Hull Daily Mail Business Awards ceremony will be held at Willerby Manor Hotel in Hull on Thursday November 20.

Politician Lord Mandelson is set speak at the ceremony where he is expected to share his thoughts on the future of East Yorkshire with guests.

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