This section covers sustainable business practices for UK SMEs. Sustainability offers small businesses a number of benefits, such as: improving a company’s reputation, helping to attract and retain employees with ethical business practices, saving money by employing eco-friendly technologies and cutting down on energy waste, attracting attention from investors, customers and the press.

Business management

Climatecars eco-friendly car service – the sustainable fleet

In 2007, Nicko Williamson launched Climatecars, which provides an environmentally-friendly hybrid car service in London, and now turns over £2.2 million.


Businesses failing to reduce carbon footprint

Companies in the UK can increase their value by reducing their carbon footprints and tackling emissions, says one body.


‘Business opportunities in climate change’

Information Communications Technology (ICT) companies can benefit from climate change by devising strategies to reduce emissions says the Climate Group.


SMEs to receive climate help

The findings of a survey by the Carbon Trust have prompted the group to provide more help for SMEs hoping to manage their green responsibilities.


Smaller firms guilty of ‘greenwashing’

A number of SMEs have been claiming they are more environmentally friendly than they are, or 'greenwashing', it has been alleged.


Small recyclers to win awards

Small businesses that have made an extra effort to improve recycling rates and reduce waste are being invited to enter the National Recycling Awards 2006, widely recognised a stamp of 'green' excellence.

Business Technology

How to keep your small business safe online

Here's how Security Service Edge from Vodafone can help to protect your SME from ever-increasing cyber threats

Business Technology

How to grow a global creative agency in record time

Find out how creative agency, Myth Studio, used technology to grow their business and quadruple their staff count in 18 months

Partner content

Attracting and keeping top talent through Total Reward

Employment benefits specialist, Drewberry, explain why you should base your benefits around a Total Reward Strategy

Partner content

5 things every small business owner needs to know before starting

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