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PIONEERING PLASTIC CAMPAIGNER CALLS ON US ALL TO MAKE A


DIFFERENCE Jo Ruxton, a passionate campaigner for the health of our oceans, award- winning filmmaker, plastic campaigner and Daily Telegraph Pioneer of the Year was invited by Milliken and Humanscale to deliver a keynote speech: Plastic Through the Camera Lens at an awareness raising event in Birmingham at the end of last year.


The director of the Netflix documentary, A Plastic Ocean and CEO of the charity ‘Plastic Oceans UK’ gave an impassioned and insightful presentation on the urgent need to cut back on plastic use. Not only because of how it is affecting marine life, but also because the food chain leads directly to human consumption. Jo shared her experiences and the global call to action required from governments, commerce and consumers to limit further damage to our oceans and wildlife.


A Plastic Ocean has been described by Sir David Attenborough as "one of the most important films of our time" and has gone on to win fourteen awards at film festivals across the globe.


Kate Collier, Milliken’s Marketing Communications Manager, also gave a talk at the event about Milliken’s commitment to sustainability. Kate


DESIGNER CONTRACTS SUPPORTS CHILDLINE


FOR SECOND YEAR Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has sponsored the services of leading children’s charity, ChildLine for one day.


It is the second time the company has supported the charity, which needs £30,000 each day to operate its


WAGNER METERS WELCOMES


NEW RECRUIT Wagner Meters has appointed Jason Wright to the sales team as a business development specialist for new products.


With more than 32 years of flooring 08 | NEWS


commented: “We were so proud to have Jo Ruxton give the keynote speech at our event in Birmingham. With over 100 years of environmental stewardship, the Milliken family of companies is one of the world’s most responsible manufacturers. Milliken’s philosophy is to do good and the company is


counselling services, helping thousands of young people up to the age of 19 throughout the UK.


Designer Contracts managing director, Peter Kelsey said: “We were delighted to offer our support for the second year running. There are around 800 young people calling in to the charity in any one day, desperately seeking advice and assistance, so the generosity


experience specialising in hardwood, Jason started in 1986 with a small distributor in Medford, Oregon. He moved on to ascend through positions in product development, support, and marketing programmes for several flooring companies to become the national sales manager for Tarkett Group.


consistently finding new ways to reduce resource use. The message that Jo brings is very empowering and reminds us all that from a company or personal perspective we can all contribute to positive change.”


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of the public is essential for it to operate effectively.”


Designer Contracts sponsored the service for one day on Tuesday 3 December 2019.


The company has recently been recognised as one of the top 200 businesses in Derbyshire and has been highlighted as contributing to the local economy and leading from the front.


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Jason brings a wealth of experience from starting new companies to supporting the flooring industry within the wholesale and retail sectors. Jason may be contacted by email at jwright@wagnermeters.com.


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