Business Green Innovator of the Year Peter Davies, has launched Verv; Green Running’s advanced home energy monitor, which is set on doing what smart meters can’t.
Snact, makers of deliciously sustainable snacks, launched their range of fruit jerky in the UK’s largest organic supermarket, Planet Organic, and in the iconic food hall of London’s Selfridges this January. Almost everyday in January and February, Snact has been and will sampling their products in health shops across the city, including As Nature Intended and Sourced Market
Come one, come all! For a 3rd year, SHS has funding from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (it used to be Department of Energy and Climate Change) in conjunction with National Energy Action to help people understand their energy bills, compare tariffs and switch when it makes sense.
We’re delighted to say that Snact have decided to join the Sustainable Bridges community, so we decided to sit down and speak with their Co-Founder Michael to find out about all things Snact!
The Behaviouralist has been working in partnership with Haringey Council, using their specialist behavioural science techniques as part of an experiment to boost Haringey’s council tax collection and reduce payment arrears.
Following their crowdfunding exit last year, E-Car continue to go from strength to strength and grow with Europcar, expanding the deployment of their EVs across the UK driving both Air Quality improvements and Economic Growth.
Founded in 2014, Dan White & The Behaviouralist team have done some terrific work since then, working with big household names implementing behaviour change through intervention.
E-Car Club have relaunched their website under the Europcar banner as a part of the acquisition process. With this, comes the brand new website which has been transformed from top to bottom and a rebranding exercise in order to bring out the outward-facing aesthetics of the company into line with its core brand values.
The new complex website has over 100 pages and reflects the modern, contemporary travel solution E-Car offers its members on a daily basis. They will also be launching a new app in which you can create/view bookings through it, plus it will allow you the ability to plan out your journey our before you set off.
These changes underlines the ambition and huge progression E-Car have made, with E-Cars in over 20 locations varying from Bow, east London to Dundee, Scotland.
You can view the new and improved website yourself here https://ecarclub.co.uk/
We’re delighted to introduce our newest members to our community, who go by the name of Pure Leapfrog, a business led charity that provides finance, expertise and support to community renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
Last month Sustainable Bridges Alex Nicholson & AutoTrip successfully closed their second equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube, coming in at total of £494,140 from 445 investors, up from £146,030 which they captured in their first funding round.
AutoTrip provides the UK’s 6 million business drivers with self-install internet connected devices, saving their organisations up to 35% on their car fleet costs by automating the recording and reporting of their business mileage.
They currently have more than 50 organisations using its technology to manage employee mileage claims, aims to become the UK leader in smart vehicle solutions. The self-install AutoTrip device connects to a vehicle’s on-board diagnostic port and using GPS technology records and transits data to a driver’s cloud-based account automatically recognising business journeys. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) compliant mileage reports can then be submitted for payment.
This funding round will go towards:
To make 3 new hires to the sales & marketing team – Head of Network Development, Sales & Marketing Manager (to generate highly qualified leads), and a Customer Services Associate (to support operations and inbound enquiries)
commence a social media strategy, including the development of customer experience videos
Hire a PR agency to support targeting relevant industry publications
Spend on SEO enhancements
To have started the sales process with 2 Blue chip organisations
Drive technology improvements:
To hire frontend and backend software developers to drive further system improvements and UX iterations
To further enhance the hardware to ensure the product remains best in class.
After closing the latest round, AutoTrip’s Alex Nicholson shared that the company is currently finalizing investment terms with the London Co-Investment Fund
On the 12th of February, the SafteyNet team consisting of Dan Watson, Kunal Nandi and Aran Dasan underwent a day of rigorous filming with the team from CNN’s Make, Create, Innovate
AutoTrip founder Alex Nicholson recently gave an interview with Business green speaking on his and AutoTrips ambitious plans to decarbonise companies’ transport systems and here’s how it when.