Powerful idea for Promofix

A highly successful Shropshire company has recently moved to new premises and is investing heavily in reducing its carbon footprint.

Promofix, specialists in promotional items for companies, is celebrating a decade in business and has moved to new bespoke offices at The Studio, Pontesford, near Shrewsbury.

The chamber of commerce member has joined forces with Bridgnorth-based sustainability specialists Symeco to create a bespoke Solar panel system on the roof of the building which will provide all electrical power for the firms presses and printers, heating and lighting, phone charging and also a rapid car charging point in the car park.

Award-winning Promofix proprietor Kathryn Holloway, said: “With around 1200 square feet of office space, these panels will provide the majority of the energy we need throughout the year and any surplus will be put back into the national grid, while clients using electric cars simply love the chance to boost  their vehicles for a couple of hours when they visit.

“This is just a part of our continued efforts on environmental issues as we now use bio-degradable tissue paper for all wrapping instead of plastic bubble wrap and any used cardboard is put to good resource on the compost heap, as I am very interested in perusing circular economy principles!”

Richard Bubb, of Symeco, is an acknowledged expert on energy issues and frequently tours Europe coaching radical changes to encourage a sustainable lifestyle. Richard, added: “The 12 panels will provide 3.6 kilowatt of power and are specifically designed for these offices simply to maximise efficient use of electricity during daytime and its good to see Kathryn and her Promofix team concentrating on protecting the environment.”

Promofix produces a wide range of goods from branded pens to phone chargers and personalised mugs to re-usable shopping bags.

PICTURED:   Kathryn Holloway with Richard Bubb on the roof of The Studio, Pontesford, near Shrewsbury.