Carbon Heroes | Mpostcode

Manchester Carbon Heroes of the Month

Introducing Manchester Carbon Heroes – celebrating Manchester businesses that are taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint.
Have your say! Nominate a business you think is setting a good carbon footprint reduction example.

Simply click the link below to tell us about how the business you want to nominate has made a change, (no matter how small) that in your opinion helps make Manchester a greener city. You don’t need to supply a picture, just tell us the name of the business and what steps they have taken and we will do the rest. Your story will appear below.

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Latest Winners of The Manchester Carbon Hero Award

Thermatc Ch
Thermatic, Salford, M50 3UP
September 2019

Sofie Thermatic

Carbon Saving Best Practice:

  • While Thermatic are a HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration) company, we’ve taken small steps to reduce our footprint, with a future plan for much bigger changes as we move into 2020.
  • We’re reducing our single use plastic consumption within the office by supplying all staff with Thermatic branded re-useable bottles.
  • We have a recycle initiative set in place to ensure we recycle all plastic, glass, paper, and metal waste where possible – including the addition of dedicated recycle bins across the head office.
  • When our electronics have reached the end of their lifecycle we make sure to recycle them in the correct manner, ensuring every part of the electronic is recycled where possible, including data-wiping of any hard-drives.
  • Thermatic tries to keep communication and records digital where possible, where it isn’t possible, we have wastepaper recycling and use the printers two-sided print feature to reduce waste.

Comment from winner Thermatic:

We’re really proud to announce that Thermatic were awarded the Manchester Carbon Hero Award from MPostcode in recognition of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint through innovation and technology, green initiatives and recycling schemes!
Reducing our footprint doesn’t just stop with Thermatic, we offer IOT SMART technology to our customers to reduce risk and cost while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint too!

Greystone Ch
Greystone Consulting, Trinity Way, M3 7BG
September 2019

Ben Greystone

Carbon Saving Best Practice:

In my experience of Greystone they have always been focused on the environment and trying to be as ‘clean’ as possible. I.T by its very nature is made up of cables and hardware.
Greystone always use power and cooling efficient systems and hardware they use and provide to companies. They leverage virtualisation and cloud technology to reduce using actual hardware and materials, which also makes a company more efficient, reduce energy usage and have less impact on the environment.

Finally, Greystone encourage remote working and implement secure solutions which furthermore reduce the environmental impact of a business.

Comment from winner Greystone Consulting Ltd:

So proud that Greystone Consulting Ltd was nominated and won the Manchester’s Carbon Hero award from MPostcode.co.uk. Glad our green IT solutions are making a difference.

Comment from Mpostcode:

Being at the awards yesterday has been one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences I’ve had the pleasure to be involved with. Hearing about the efforts that Greystone Consulting Ltd, Thermatic and The Dot Factory have gone to, to play their part in building a sustainable future for everyone has been incredible. Well done for all your hard work and I’m looking forward to sharing all your successes with everyone in the future!

MPostcode’s response to both Carbon Heroes from the event:

Yesterday’s event was one of the most memorable events I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing while being Membership Manager for MPostcode. Seeing so many people from so many different businesses and organisations coming together and sharing their stories makes all the hard work and effort so rewarding. Being a part of Manchester’s thriving business community and learning so much from so many people is an incredible journey. I’d just like to thank Patrick Lauruol for being such a fantastic source of help and encouragement since I started. Velody for the inspiration and calmness when things get a little hectic, and Aaron Fletcher for being with us right from the start and understanding exactly what our vision for the future of MPostcode is all about. I’d also like to thank all the other amazing people I’ve met along the journey so far for sharing their stories with me and helping to make MPostcode the most talked about networking community in Manchester.

Dot Fac
The Dot Factory, Trafford Park, M17 1EH
August 2019

Dot Factory

Carbon Saving Best Practice:

  • Installation of a large solar panel power plant on the factory roof to significantly reduce the energy costs of the business, a 75% cost saving on monthly bills.
  • Comprehensive approach to recycling with a zero waste & zero landfill goal.
  • Sourcing policy from recycled product suppliers where possible.

Comment from Mpostcode:

“As the inaugural winner of the Manchester Carbon Heroes award we were delighted to have such an outstanding company fully committed to Carbon saving and financial benefit”
Kyle – Mpostcode Membership Manager

Comment from winner Dot Factory:

“We are honoured & proud to receive this Carbon Hero Award at today’s MPostcode.co.uk networking event. Following our investment back in March we installed solar panels onto our roof in Trafford Park in a bid to reduce our carbon footprint. It’s already paying dividends, even in Manchester. Thanks to MPostcode.co.uk for choosing us for their very first award!”
Stuart – Senior Account Manager, The Dot Factory