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Hampshire garden firm grows shoots for a greener, more sustainable future

Last updated 02 October 2023
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Kebur Garden Materials is on track to meet greener and more sustainable targets thanks to help from the EM3 Growth Hub. 

The family run one-stop landscaping business, based in Farnborough, Hampshire, contacted the Growth Hub to help it develop a five-year sustainability plan. 

Jo Holtom, Business Partner, Marketing and Change, said: “As a small business with limited resources and little specialist knowledge of green technology and funding, we were finding it challenging to know where to focus our efforts on sustainability.” 

The firm’s initial contact with the Growth Hub was with Growth Champion Paul Scott. He quickly identified the business would benefit from support around sustainable growth and put them in touch with our EM3 Growth Hub Associate, Chris Fry, who specialises in working with businesses looking to become more sustainable and carbon neutral. 

Jo said: “Coaching from Chris gave us a space to discuss options and helped us to cut through the plethora of online information and resources, so we could focus on sustainability improvements that would achieve maximum benefit for our business.”  

“Chris has been a valuable sounding board and given us confidence to shape our sustainability plans, highlighting some opportunities we hadn’t considered.” 

“He and his team have provided more specific support where needed, for example helping us to kick off projects to review our suppliers and map the carbon impact of our products. With their input we’ve also been able to choose a carbon footprint tool for tracking and targeting our emissions as a business and prioritise opportunities for vehicle fleet and energy efficiencies.” 

“We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Growth Hub to any business wanting to make their operations more sustainable.” 

EM3 Growth Champion Paul Scott said: “Kebur Garden Materials is a great example of where the Growth Hub has been able to make a difference, by providing expert advice helping this business forge its way towards a greener and more sustainable future.”

“We’re proud of being able to support businesses like this in the EM3 area, where we can assist all kinds of SMEs with fully funded impartial one-to-one support.”

To find out how the EM3 Growth Hub can help your business grow, email paul.scott@enterprisem3growthhub.co.uk

 

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Kebur Garden Materials, 2 Lynchford Lane
Farnborough
GU14 6JD
United Kingdom

From 1 April 2024, the responsibility for LEP functions across the Enterprise M3 LEP region has transferred to Hampshire County Council and Surrey County Council.

The Enterprise M3 Board met for the last time in March 2024 and Enterprise M3 LEP is no longer operating as an organisation.

For any enquiries relating to economic development across the counties of Hampshire and Surrey, please visit the Hampshire County Council website and Business Surrey respectively.

Please note that Enterprise M3 LEP staff have transferred to Hampshire County Council to continue to deliver services and activities in Hampshire, including the Growth Hub, the Careers Hub, work on key business sectors, and trade and investment.  

They can be contacted by emailing growth.hub@hants.gov.uk and careers.hub@hants.gov.uk respectively. Alternatively, please contact the economic.development@hants.gov.uk.

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