In today's leadership round-up we see that Techna International have a taken a step towards a greener future and that Colin Low, founder of Kingsfleet Wealth, continues to shine a spotlight on the businesses, leaders and charities across Suffolk.
Colin Low of Kingsfleet Wealth Interviews Azzouz El-Mahraoui for ‘Suffolk Money’
Colin Low, Founder of Kingsfleet wealth, has taken the opportunity to speak with Azzouz El-Mahraoui founder of Coffeelink about how his business came to be and the challenges of trading over the past year. The ‘Suffolk Money’ podcast allows Low to highlight the quality business across Suffolk, shining a spotlight on the business leaders, charitable organisations and investors across the county.
There are currently 8 episodes of the podcast and Low has explored a range of issues from Mental Health & Loneliness, young entrepreneurship and the budget.
Coffeelink was founded in 2003, as a specialist coffee roaster and retailer. The business has grown over the past 18 years to encompass physical stores, coffee vans and online retailers. It is part of the Coffeelink mission to source coffee from reputable and ethical sources, signing up the Rain Forest Alliance & Fairtrade schemes. The company work alongside various good causes across Suffolk including ‘Rural Coffee Caravan’ and have been awarded the ‘Suffolk Carbon Charter Silver’ level for their commitment to environmental protections.
To listen to the podcast go to: https://blubrry.com/suffolkmoney/75290753/a-passion-for-coffee/?autoplay=true
Techna International become Low Carbon Workplace
Techna International have been given a grant to lower their carbon footprint in the workplace by the ‘Low Carbon Workplace Campaign’. The grant will allow the company to install LED Lighting, a heat exchanger recovery system and sensor lights. The installation of this updated technology will allow Techna to save and reduce their carbon emissions and energy usage by 2.1 tonnes CO2e per year.
Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium-sized businesses in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover up to a third of the cost of making energy improvements.
The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by Ngage Solutions, a not-for-profit company that specialises in the design and delivery of grant schemes and business support programmes.