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Local businesses help launch the Blackbrook Green Forum

Albert Goodman and Clarke Willmott have launched an initiative known as the Blackbrook Green Forum with the aim of working together with other businesses on the Blackbrook Business Park in Taunton and its surrounds to improve and protect the local environment.

Launched this month at Albert Goodman’s offices, the event attracted a great turnout which was attended by most businesses on the park. It included an introduction to the forum and hopes of what it wants to achieve collectively by bringing together more businesses that are equally as passionate about sharing ideas and taking proactive steps that will be good for local people, local businesses and the planet.

Some initial steps discussed already include inter-company car sharing, more electric points provided and an increase in recycling.

The forum hopes to meet quarterly to encourage others to get involved and progress all things green.

Sophie Parkhouse, partner at Albert Goodman, said: “Blackbrook Business Park has a real collaborative feel about it and by joining forces with Clarke Wilmott and other businesses right on our doorstep to make a positive impact feels like a step in the right direction. I lead all things net zero at Albert Goodman and plan how we are going to transition to our goals by 2030.

“To take this one step further and invite the local business community to share in our vision feels really exciting. If everyone can make a small contribution today, it will have a big impact on our local environment long-term.”

Dale Edwards, Strategy Consultant for Green Energy at Clarke Willmott, added: “Partnering with Albert Goodman on such a worthy cause is fantastic as we always enjoy working with the team. The launch went very well, and we had lots of conversations which gives us hope that we can preserve and enhance our surroundings with like-minded people who are all keen to take responsibility.

“I can’t wait to encourage more businesses on Blackbrook Business Park to join our cause and be part of something that will create a positive legacy here in Taunton.”

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