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CROMWELL APPOINTED TO


NWUPC FRAMEWORK Cromwell Polythene has been appointed an official supplier of refuse sacks to the North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC) cleaning and janitorial supplies framework.


The framework, which provides collaborative procurement for 22 universities in the North West, as well as a number of higher education institutions in other parts of the UK, helps its members aggregate their procurement demands and achieve efficiencies and cost savings across a range of products known for their reliability.


Announcing the appointment, which brings to 10 the number of major public sector professional buying organisations to which Cromwell Polythene is an authorised supplier, Managing Director James Lee commented: “We are delighted to have been appointed to this framework, particularly given its commitment to embed sustainability into all its activities. This very much echoes our own philosophy of developing products on sound environmental principles.


“Now we look forward to developing close working relationships with NWUPC members,” he added.


The NWUPC framework will run until the end of November 2017, with optional annual extensions for a further two years.


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awarded the Green Apple award which cements our commitment to sustainability and surpassing our environmental goals.


“Earlier this year, we set up a new environmental and waste management division to Floorbrite, which means we’re now even better placed to help customers achieve their own environmental business goals, and hopefully they’ll be inspired by this award win.”


NORTH WEST FIRM AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS


ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD Sale-based cleaning and facilities management specialist Floorbrite, has won a Green Apple Environment Award in recognition for being one of the UK’s greenest companies.


The firm competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and was presented with an award at the Houses of Parliament.


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The national silver award was presented to Floorbrite for its part in a project organised by CBRE in Liverpool that was designed to improve environmental awareness. Floorbrite encouraged staff and visitors to cycle or walk to work during the build-up to the event and on the day, visitors were treated to entertainment and information from a raft of retailers demonstrating ways to improve sustainability.


Nik Wyers, Director at Floorbrite, commented on the award: “We couldn’t be more proud to have been


As a result of the award, Floorbrite has been invited to contribute to The Green Book, which is a leading international work of reference on environmental best practice, designed to inspire other companies around the world to follow their example and learn from their achievement.


The Green Apple awards began in 1994 and have become established as the country’s major recognition for environmental endeavor among companies, councils, communities, and countries.


Floorbrite was set up in 1972 and is now owned and operated by Chairman Linda Wyers, Managing Director John Perkins and Directors, Alex Wyers, Nik Wyers, Nina Wyers, Jane Anderson and Helen Gosnay.


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