Author Archives: Paul Southall

What a chat over a cup of coffee can lead to

The Fit for the Future Network received the huge accolade of winning a  Business Green Leaders Award in the Employee Engagement Campaign of the Year 2016 category. The Fit for the Future Network set up in 2013 following myself and Keith … Continue reading

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Last major property in NT Wales getting off oil – Devil in the detail (again)

Penrhyn Castle biomass project is now into implementation and delivery, and as always devil is in the detail – in this case about 38 tonnes of detail with many wheels. Elgan the project manager’s first challenge was to ensure that … Continue reading

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Old oil boilers have left the building at Barrington … Not as easy as you would think!

Quick update from Sarah Jack who is project managing the Barrington Court renewable heating project. How would you go about removing the old oil boilers from the cellar of a listed building? Bear in mind access is down a ladder … Continue reading

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Fit for the Future launches first progress report

We are very proud to present our first Progress Report, which celebrates the Network’s matchmaking success stories and reveals what our members have achieved this year. We have worked with 988 practitioners from 106 organisations. Here’s a look at the collective … Continue reading

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Is ISO14001 worth it?

Just finishing off the  prep work for this years looming external ISO14001 Environmental Standard audits. Keith and I have been discussing the merits (or otherwise) of obtaining and maintaining our accreditation in light of balancing this against the delivery of … Continue reading

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REI programme team full steam ahead

Over the coming months we will be sharing guest blogs by our REI programme project managers. To set the scene Emma Griffiths is first up….. “The National Trust made a conscious commitment to becoming more energy sustainable back in 2012 following … Continue reading

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When Amber Rudd came to Croft

   Guest blog from Mike Hudson, REI Programme Director on his recent meeting at Croft Castle (one of our pilot projects). Over to you Mike – We recently welcomed Energy Secretary Amber Rudd and local MP Bill Wiggin to Croft … Continue reading

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