Warnes Projects, successful commercial interior fit-out and refurbishment specialists, is piloting a new recycling initiative which reduces the negative impact of construction waste on the environment. The project is minimising landfill through effectively recycling and repurposing materials from work sites, with profits supporting local hospice, St Barnabas House.
Formed in 2005, Warnes Projectshas a head office in Ford, Sussex, as well an office in Bromley.
Steve Hobbs, Founder and Company Director, said: “St Barnabas House give amazing care to local people which I learnt first-hand last year when they cared for my Father. I really wanted to give something back, hence this initiative. It started as a way to recycle and raise some funds for St Barnabas House, but has to my surprise, been hugely popular with our clients, subcontractors and our staff, who have all really embraced the initiative.”
Steve went on to say: “Recycling is of course very important, so we wanted to demonstrate corporate social responsibility through our Environment Policy and with our on-site recycling scheme we can produce a report for each of our clients at the end of their project, which shows how much landfill they have saved. And even better, the recycled materials, instead of going to landfill become a charitable donation. It really is a win win.”
Wendy Bardsley, St Barnabas House Fundraising Manager, said:“This is a really exciting project that Steve has come up with. He looked creatively at how his company could support St Barnabas House, but has gone beyond that remit by creating a recycling scheme which benefits us all. Steve is so enthusiastic, with a strong community spirit and I know he is hoping that other companies will be inspired to come up with their own schemes.”
Steve is so passionate about the pilot that he is happy to discuss it with anyone who might be interested to learn more, either by phone on 01243 558570 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about St Barnabas House and the many ways your business can support the hospice, visit www.stbh.org.uk/corporate-support.