Floods Happen… Be Prepared!

The Civil Contingencies Unit, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council have led a series of classroom workshops to educate students on the risks involved in a flood situation, and how they can prepare themselves and those around them. More >


Love Your River Telford

The project included a unique partnership of four government organisations, two non-government organisations, one water company, one university, sixteen community groups and an industry lead environmental group, who worked together to address issues with water quality across Telford More >


‘Saving Lives with Solar’ Community Energy scheme

In partnership with SWM members Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) and Stoke-on-Trent based, University Hospitals of the North Midlands NHS Trust addressed environmental and social issues by becoming the largest hospital-based solar panel installation in the UK. More >


Cleone Foods – Winner of the BITC Business Resilience Award 2013

Cleone Foods were recognised for their efforts in implementing an extremely impressive strategy which minimises potential threats to their business. Their comprehensive risk assessment has ensured that whatever the issue; their business is prepared and ready for action. The success of the strategy is highlighted in impressive growth figures and minimal disruption to business practices since its implementation in 2009. More >


UK Flood Barriers – Flood Protection Project, Cornwall

The severe flooding event in Cornwall in November 2010 was noted as the worst flooding in decades. Flash floods hit in the middle of the night, leaving many people trapped in their homes and cars. In the space of a just few hours, two and a half inches of rain fell. Due to the topography of the area, small picturesque villages were swamped underneath 6ft of water during this period of intense rainfall. Scores of residents had to be rescued by the RAF, police and the fire service in hope of being relocated to emergency accommodation. The intensity of the flash flooding caused major disruption to the region’s infrastructure, and in some villages, properties were subjected to ten inches of water. More >


Birmingham Airport – Climate Change Adaptation

Birmingham Airport recognises that meeting the challenges of climate change is not only about reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing a low-carbon economy, but also ensuring that the airport adapts to climate change such as; hotter and drier summers, warmer and wetter winters and increasingly frequent extreme weather events such as prolonged snow and ice, storms and crosswinds. More >


Globehuggers Emergency Supplies – Winners of the BITC Climate Business Resilience Award 2012

Globehuggers Emergency Suppliers specialise in products that help businesses and individuals plan for emergencies. Globehuggers started out as an eco company, championing wind up technologies and recycled products in an effort to slow down climate change. After a while it became clear that some of their products could be used in a practical way to actually deal with extreme weather conditions brought about by climate change. More >


Birmingham City Council’s Climate Change Adaptation Action Plan

To improve Birmingham City Council’s understanding of the risks from climate change, the Climate Change Adaptation Partnership (2008-11) was established as a sub group of Birmingham Environmental Partnership to report to DEFRA on National Indicator 188: adapting to the impacts of climate change. More >


Ricoh UK products – adapting to the impacts of a severe weather event

Ricoh UK Products Limited (RPL) is a subsidiary of Ricoh Japan, the world’s leading manufacturer of office automation equipment.

Established in 1984, the company manufactures photocopiers and consumables utilising its 2050 Plan and People Planet Profit (3-P’s) sustainability principles. These pillars of sustainability exemplify employee engagement, environmental impact reduction / resource conservation, and cost reduction/ revenue generation, which are fundamental to business continuity. More >


Sudden Impact computer services – adapting to the impacts of a severe weather event

Sudden Impact Computer Services Ltd is a printer repair and service specialist based in North Staffordshire. The company offers a wide range of services including printer repairs, sale of second user equipment, to spare parts and accessory supply. The company’s aim is to reduce the amount of printer related waste which gets sent to landfill by repairing, reusing, refurbishing and recycling office printing equipment. More >


Swish Building products – adapting to the impacts of severe weather events

Part of the EPWIN Group and based in Tamworth, Staffordshire Swish Building Products manufacture PVC fascias, soffits, guttering, cladding and window board systems for the social housing, new build and trade construction markets. Swish aimed to develop a flood risk management plan in response to the potential impact from an extreme weather event. More >


Hydro-Logic – adapting to the impacts of severe weather events

Hydro-Logic Ltd is an independent UK-based company established with the objective of delivering high quality solutions for the water and environmental protection industries. Their headquarters is based at Bromyard in Herefordshire. The aim of this project was to develop a remote water monitoring solution to help Wychavon Local Authority Drainage Engineers ease flood worries for local residents. More >


Energy wardens – Coventry City Council

The Climate Change Strategy for Coventry sets out a bold carbon emission reduction target for 2050 of 70%. As well as working with stakeholders across the city to cut carbon, the Council is serious about getting its own house in order. The aim of the Energy Warden scheme is to build a network of enthusiastic, well-informed group of champions across Coventry City Council reaching into many teams to demystify energy management and make it fun. More >


Birmingham’s Climate Change Risk Mapping research programme

Birmingham City Council, the University of Birmingham, and the Birmingham Environmental Partnership (BEP) are undertaking new research to understand the impacts of extreme weather and climate change on Birmingham’s diverse communities. This work is using the latest remote sensing and geographical information systems (GIS) techniques to develop a practical tool to allow departments across the council and the partnership to target services in the most at risk areas and allow communities to build their own resilience to a changing climate. More >


Balsall Heath Is Our Planet (BHIOP)

Balsall Heath Is Our Planet is a community initiative that aims to cut the carbon emissions of this inner city neighbourhood of Birmingham and reduce its environmental impact, to improve everyone’s quality of life. In 2007/08, BHIOP held a Community Conference and workshop process. This produced an Action Plan for reducing the environmental footprint of the area, through a number of projects. Local organisations have their own aims to reduce their carbon emissions, and they have come together to support BHIOP. BHIOP are encouraging walking and cycling, planting trees, directing people to energy advice, publicising solar energy and generally using neighbourhood level action to help everyone to reduce their carbon footprints. More >


SusMo (Sustainable Moseley) – Winner of British Gas Green Streets award

SusMo is a resident-inspired and resident-led campaign, overseen by Moseley Forum. SusMo is aiming to make Moseley a more sustainable community both by personal action to cut our household CO2 emissions and through community initiatives, including with local businesses, schools and other public sector organisations, along with third sector organisations from within Moseley, as well as around the city and further afield.
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Johnson Tiles

Johnson Tiles is the leading manufacturer and supplier of ceramic tiles in the UK, with a long history of market leadership and industry production development.

The company’s products are used in a wide range of commercial and non commercial projects and they supply ceramic tiles to almost every country in the world. More >


Smart Eco Power Systems

Smart Eco Power Systems is a fledgling business with great ambitions to make their mark on the local renewable energy sector.

Founded by co-directors of Midland Electrical Fire and Security, Martin Cornes and Richard McCredie, it specialises in renewable electrical generation systems which provide power to the public sector, commercial and domestic market. More >


Sudden Impact Computer Services Ltd

Employing 20 people, Sudden Impact specialises in the repair, servicing, supply and recycling of printers, fax machines, scanners and other electrical office equipment. Launched 18 years ago, it handles thousands of ‘end-of life’ machines a year. Now turning over around £1 million a year it has hundreds of reconditioned printers, plotters and scanners in stock at any one time for re-sale, exchange and short or long term rental. More >


Birmingham Hippodrome – Winner of the Building Controls Industry Energy Management Award 2007

Birmingham Hippodrome, the most visited theatre in the UK, has recently won an environmental award for its ongoing commitment and work on improving wastage, recycling and reducing its carbon footprint.

Birmingham Hippodrome is the first theatre in the UK to be registered to ISO 14001, an international standard for Environmental Management Systems, now the most widely awarded EMS certification in the world. More >



JCB is an international construction and agricultural equipment manufacturer, employing 7,000 people worldwide. With headquarters in Rochester, Staffordshire, the company produces over 300 different types of vehicle, from tractors to dump trucks, on four continents selling their products in 150 countries through 1,500 dealer depot locations.

JCB has a long-standing association with the Campaign for Rural England and has long recognised its responsibility to keep its environmental impact as low as possible. All the UK factories are designed to minimise emissions by recycling waste and eliminating pollution as far as possible, and all UK sites are ISO 14001 accredited. More >


Groundwork West Midlands’ Graduate Apprenticeship Programme (GAP)

The Black Country has a low level of graduate retention compared to the UK as a whole. There are not enough opportunities made available to graduates when leaving universities in the region. In addition not enough is done to promote the Black Country as a place to start a career and to address the general negative publicity about the area.

West Midlands Graduate Apprenticeship Programme (GAP) is providing work experience to graduates interested in a career in environmental regeneration and sustainability. More >