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Bury St Edmunds businesses Precision Marketing Group and Still Good Food scoop awards at Suffolk Greenest County awards



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A Bury St Edmunds marketing agency has scooped a top award for spearheading the way in helping to tackle the growing climate emergency.

Precision Marketing Group won the Greenest Business Award at Greenest County Awards at the Hold, Ipswich, last Friday.

The company, based in Lambdin Road, Bury St Edmunds, which employs 60 people, was praised for ‘leading the way towards net zero’ in the print and direct marketing sector.

Precision Marketing Group won Greenest Business in The Suffolk Greenest County Awards Picture by Mecha Morton
Precision Marketing Group won Greenest Business in The Suffolk Greenest County Awards Picture by Mecha Morton

Meanwhile, Still Good Food, a food redistribution charity, based in Elseys Yard, Risbygate Street, won the Waste Reduction and Recycling Award.

Nick Pryke, Precision’s chief operations officer, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised amongst a strong field of green businesses in Suffolk.”

“Precision was an early adopter of the sustainable business model.

Sarah Bullen, project coordinator of Sill Good Food with Richard Rout, deputy leader and cabinet member for finance and environment at Suffolk County Council. Picture: Creating the Greenest County
Sarah Bullen, project coordinator of Sill Good Food with Richard Rout, deputy leader and cabinet member for finance and environment at Suffolk County Council. Picture: Creating the Greenest County

"When we moved to our current location in 2014 we remodelled the building with this in mind and were one of the first to include electric car charging points, as well as installing solar panels.”

The awards, run by Suffolk County Council, are designed to celebrate those making the biggest environmental difference in the county.

Judges noted the agency’s use of onsite renewable energy sources powering the print and mail unit and charging their fleet of 10 vehicles.

They said the company demonstrated a ‘huge range of activity from waste reduction to water use, vegetable-based inks and promoting carbon neutral product’s.

Still Good Food, an evolution of the Best Before Project, Bury St Edmunds, founded in 2017, now also has a base in Great Barton.

The charity sources surplus stock and food past its best before date and then sells it for a minimum donation at its two shops, as well as educating the public about food wastage.

Judges commented on their positive working relationship with other charities, local businesses, farmers, and their network of ‘incredibly motivated and committed volunteers’.

“We were very excited and proud to win the award in the context of the wider environment project,” said Kate McFarland, chair of trustees.

"Food wastage contributes accounts for 10 per cent of emissions in the UK, ahead even of of the aviation industry.”

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