A HAMBRIDGE company which designs and creates some of the finest hand-made kitchens anywhere in the world is on a journey to ensure its green credentials become as much a cause for celebration as the quality of its products.
And, according to Barney Bell, general manager of Chalon Ltd which was founded in the village in 1981, the reasons are thoroughly pragmatic and business-like.
He said: “Like any other company, we’re constantly looking for ways to drive sales up and costs down.
“And because we’ve always been based on site at the Hambridge Mill – which might be a beautiful building but the overall location is not what you’d call environmentally-efficient – it was important we took steps to minimise our energy consumption.”
This is a good step for the company and I think it shows how far as a country we have moved on, as even companies now are thinking solely about the environment and the effects we are having on it.
Hopefully we will see more companies take precautions in the future in order to make Britain a more greener place!