Monday, 27 November 2017
The champagne flowed at the Peterborough Business Awards
Environmental achievement and sustainability is very important to all of us at Larkfleet Homes. We are continually showing our commitment through innovations including the recently announced elevating house and our ‘grid neutral’ house. So, it made perfect sense for us to sponsor the category.
There were three finalists in the environmental achievements category of the awards, organised by the Peterborough Telegraph. They were Green Energy Switch, Hunt & Coombes and Investors in the Environment (IIE).
The worthy winner was Hunt & Coombes, one of the region’s leading law firms. It operates in diverse fields of the law including property, commercial, employment, personal injury, crime and mental health.
We are told that winning the Peterborough Business Award was the culmination of many years commitment to environmental issues by the partners and staff. Over the past decade the firm has focused on continuously improving its environmental performance in relation to its services and operations.
Hunt & Coombes was the first law firm to be awarded the Investors in Environment Green Award, which it still holds. It is also three-times winner of the Great Green Star Award at the IIE Awards.
Daily monitoring of utilities means that the lawyers have made huge savings on their usage of gas, electricity and water. The firm has also reduced its waste to landfill and increased its recycling significantly. It also completed a Zero Waste Week Challenge in its Peterborough office. Almost 100 per cent of its waste was recycled; just 1.05 per cent was sent to landfill and on one of the five days it achieved its goal of zero waste to landfill!
Just like the Larkfleet Group team, Hunt & Coombs has always had a strong philosophy of supporting and serving the local community. Forging strong links with local schools and charities is at the heart of that.
Big congratulations to the Hunt & Coombes team, to both Green Energy Switch and Investors in Environment and to all the other winners and nominees on the night. It was great to be in such fantastic company.
Looking forward to being involved next year.