Month: December 2014

Tusker wins Gold award at the Green Apple Environmental Awards!

Market-leading contract hire and salary sacrifice provider, Tusker, has struck gold at the Green Apple Environmental Awards for its commitment to green automotive best practice, including carbon offsetting on all new cars and free advice on Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles.

Tusker won their gold award for Best Automotive Green Practice at the Green Apple Awards ceremony which was held in the Terrace Pavilion overlooking the River Thames at the Houses of Parliament.

The award was presented to Tusker’s CEO David Hosking by Roger Wolens, Managing Director, The Green Organisation, along with Leicester Councillor, Michael Cooke.

The Green Apple Award judges recognised the merits of Tusker’s Green Project which has a number of environmental objectives and an ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

One of these is to have only carbon neutral cars on the road within the next three years through the use of carbon offsetting for every new car added to Tusker’s Salary Sacrifice fleet. Carbon emissions are offset using a number of accredited offsetting schemes in conjunction with carbon offsetting specialists, Carbon Footprint.

In this way, Tusker expects to offset 30,000 tons of tailpipe carbon emissions by the end of this year, rising to 60,000 tons by the end of 2015.

Another green initiative is a new microsite that promotes the cost savings and environmental benefits of ultra-low emission vehicles to all Tusker drivers, and is packed with useful information to educate employees and drivers on the benefits of going electric.

Tusker’s recent move to a green office park, has supported the company‘s own carbon reduction through several green actions, including the appraisal of all electricity, water and waste usage.

“We are delighted to have won a Gold Award at the 2014 Green Apple Awards and see it as a fitting reward for our continued and ongoing environmental commitment,” said Tusker CEO, David Hosking.

Ed Bussey is awarded a Special Merit for Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2014 Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Global content creators Quill are thrilled to announce that Founder and CEO, Ed Bussey was awarded a Special Merit for Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2014 Great British Entrepreneur Awards. The business was also recently included in the O2 Smarta100 list of Britain’s smartest business.

In addition, Quill are proud to have been selected to take part in the London Stock Exchange ELITE Programme – a bespoke programme for the UK’s most exciting private companies. ELITE brings together ambitious companies as part of an ecosystem that supports innovation, entrepreneurialism and growth at all stages of business.

Myhomemove – award-winners once more!

Myhomemove are award winners once more, having won the coveted title of ‘Best ABS over 100 employees’ for the second year running at the 2014 Modern Law Awards. The awards celebrated the very best in entrepreneurship, market development, business management and ‘best practice’ in the modern legal services arena.

Doug Crawford, myhomemove CEO said, “Through our Alternative Business Structure we are able to operate as a modern, forward-thinking company that places the needs of our clients first.

Each year we invest substantially in our staff, technology and operations to ensure the service we deliver is first class. We are constantly challenging ourselves to be better and so to have won the title of ‘Best ABS over 100 employees’ for the second year in a row is testament to the hard work and dedication of every employee at myhomemove.”

Smedvig Capital sponsor the 2015 Northern Tech Awards

Smedvig Capital is delighted to be sponsoring the 2015 Northern Tech Awards, presented by GP Bullhound, which recognise the Top 50 Fastest Growing Technology Companies and the Top 20 Rising Stars in the North.

The awards take place on 26th March 2015, at Aspire Leeds.

Entry is quick, easy and online at