Here at DeskLodge Bristol, we strive to keep our business as sustainable as possible. To create our spaces we have sourced pre-loved furniture, charity shops and abandoned stage props over buying anything in new, we even have a meeting room named the Surf Shack made entirely of reclaimed wood. We source from local businesses putting money back into our city and lowering our carbon footprint on deliveries. We even use a local eco-cleaning company and distribute any waste through a local sustainable by a green waste recycling company.
Our fourth floor is home to the Future Economy Centre, a hub for organisations working with low carbon goods and services, encouraging like-minded companies to collaborate and innovate together alongside DeskLodgers, Low Carbon South West.
We spoke to a couple of our big sustainability supporters and innovators here at DeskLodge, to find out what they do to promote sustainability and how DeskLodge helps their business.
“Low Carbon South West is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based in the Bristol-Bath hub, we support and promote the development of the low carbon sector throughout the South and West of England. Putting the community and the needs of our members and clients first we run networking, events and a range of initiatives and partnerships with businesses, organisations, local authorities and academia. Low Carbon South West has consistently supported organisations working in low carbon goods and services, encouraged additional businesses to realign their strategies, systems and processes to the low carbon sector and assisted businesses in increasing efficiency and environmentally friendly practises, as well as increasing their presence and impact in the region”.
“Coworking spaces can allow businesses to grow flexibly within existing and often previously underutilised – office space, meaning that they don’t have to start with the purchase of essential necessary equipment or service contracts or consider fitting out new offices until they have grown beyond the boundaries the coworking space can fit. The additional level of shared facilities that places like DeskLodge have, such as video and phone booths, meeting spaces and superfast wifi, can also cut down on unnecessary waste and the central location also mean that there’s often less need to travel to do business, lowering the footprint of employees journeys and encouraging the use of public transport”.
Matt Tudge LCSW
“Here at Strategic Innovation, we have 15 people in our core team across many locations and using Desklodge as our hub is ideal. We use technology to connect with ourselves and our clients, and being located in Bristol City Centre, near Temple Meads is perfect for sustainable transport links when a screen is not enough. Looking forward, we’re keen to start socialising and networking with our fellow Desklodgers to see how we can help each other and really get the most out of co-working”.
“Strategic Innovation work with clients to deliver a positive and impactful innovation that makes a difference. An innovation isn't going to succeed, or last, if it isn’t sustainable. It needs to both make economic sense to our clients and to their end customers and provide a positive impact on society and the wider environment – and that is what we strive to deliver”.
Nick Haigh Strategic Innovation
If you are a sustainable business looking for office space with like-minded individuals or would like to attend one of our many sustainable events or even hold your own event here at DeskLodge then get in touch.