better business

For a business to succeed, it must address the ‘triple bottom’ line. Shareholders and customers are increasingly aware of corporate social responsibility. Environmental legislation creates compliance and liability issues, which can prove costly if they are ignored.

Resource scarcity is driving up the cost of raw materials and waste disposal. These are not short term problems but signal the beginning of a change that will require all businesses to become truly sustainable within the localities in which they operate, along with everyone else. Quite simply, businesses can’t afford not to address environmental sustainability issues.
For companies looking for help in making the transition there are local consultancies that may be able to assist. There is actually a cluster of environmental technology firms in Shrewsbury, but many of these work within particular fields of interest. In addition some companies have already made great progress themselves and are getting involved in sharing the expertise they now have.

Biologic Design

Purify wastewater, create ecosystems and wildlife habitats, and plant biomass.

01886 884721

Carbon Trust

Energy saving and carbon reduction issues. Includes information on financial help available to organisations and businesses.

Are you put off buying an electric vehicle because of the lack of charging points?

Do you have a charging point that you could let others use? is a new idea to allow peer to peer sharing of charging points.  It’s like Airbnb for EVs!

Chemical Watch Research Ltd

Provides Business with information to manage their use of chemicals.... responsibly.

01743 818101

Close the Door

Run a brilliant campaign to put a stop to heating pavements and wasting heat simply by persuading shops to close their doors! The Carbon Trust says 54% of heat from a store is wasted, by going out of the door. Research says that customers are prepared to open doors into shops, and that closed doors have a minimum impact on sales!

Credibly Green

Environmental consultants specialising in Energy, Waste and Environmental Management.

They will help you to ascertain where improvements and efficiencies can be made, ensuring that your business is successfully operating for the ‘greater good’ with the aim of also providing savings in the delivery of your own core services.

55a Unit 2
High Street,
01746 552423

CREST (Centre for Research into Environmental Science and Technology)

Aim to help and support Shropshire businesses develop innovative ideas with an environmental theme.

University Centre , Frankwell
01743 297561


They are an environmental consultancy based in Shropshire, working on projects all over the UK.

Their speciality is providing guidance on environmental issues surrounding more technically demanding projects in the waste and renewable energy sectors.

Hilley Farm
nr Nescliffe
01743 343403

Environment Analyst

A market intelligence for environmental consultants, executives and investors.

Forum for the Future

Works with  businesses & organisations, in sectors that are critical to the change needed now

Global Action Plan

Delivering tangible environmental, social & financial improvements


Maker of 'green' PCs

Green Achiever

The Green Achiever scheme offers environmental accreditation to businesses from the UK that wish to boost their green credentials and reduce their environmental impact.

Groundwork West Midlands

Groundwork Environmental Business Services provides practical support, advice and training to companies on environmental business issues,  management systems, integrated pollution prevention & control, and environmental law!

0121 5305500

Guide to Electric Cars

A link to very useful web pages produced by Exchange and Mart.


Natural insect repellent range of products, recognised by Vegan Society. 

0207 792 8687

Information Solutions Limited

Green IT Company.

01743 343411

Isla Bikes

Maker of bespoke  bikes mainly for children.  Known for recycling bike parts ( an example of  'Circular Economy)'.

Just Credit Union Ltd.


Community Bank for Shropshire – check on the website
Not for profit, members only, ethical & local financial co-operative. Open to any resident or worker in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Save small or large amounts. Loans at affordable rates on a flexible repayment basis. Current accounts, ATM use and direct debit payments.

1A Castle Gates

Love Shrewsbury

Local web site

01743 343411

Marches Energy Agency

Offer energy and carbon saving advice to businesses.

MEA aims to encourage three Ds : Demand reduction (using less), Decarbonisation (low carbon sources of energy) Decentralisation (more local energy production and supply) Inspiring, educating and offering practical help to individuals, private and public sector organisations, so they first understand climate change and wider energy challenges, and then become part of the solution.
01743 246007

Rural Development Plan

grants available, also funds the' RE:Think Energy scheme' which helps renewable energy projects.

Salop Computer Centre

recycle and sell refurbished laptops, tablets etc.

01743 233550

Smart Pension

Although primarily directed at the new pensions laws and enrolling employees in schemes, the web site has a guide to making a business green(er).



the chair house

Upcycled chairs for home, & business.

The Green Tourism Business Scheme

National but with local area division. Supports all types of businesses involved in tourism


The Real Milk co

Raw milk, and other dairy products, direct from the farmer....Free range cows.....Longnor nr. Shrewsbury

Frodesley Lane
01743 627788

The Web Orchard

Provides eco friendly and green websites. Lots of experience in the sector.

The Pump House
Coton Hill
01743 343411


One of the greenest makers of PC's, based in Sheffield