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Sustainability Improvements

A little while ago, we worked with the environmental sustainability specialist, ENWORKS, to examine all aspects of our work, including everything from production operations to office tasks, procurement and logistics.

As a result of that work, we made a series of important changes.

We found new efficiencies in our manufacturing processes, which helped to reduce waste ingredients, water use and energy consumption, and we identified other energy saving opportunities with our lighting and heating systems.

We also found ways to reduce our delivery route mileage, and identified local suppliers in line with our ‘buy local’ policy.

The work was very useful, and helped us to maintain our drive towards continuous improvements and greater sustainability. However, another year has passed so we decided to take another look, this time with the help of the Burnley-based utility management specialist, Energy Finder.

We’re looking forward to an on-site meeting with energy consultant Tony Mercer later this month. It will only be the start of a detailed process, but we hope we’ll be able to identify new ways to reduce our environmental impacts and minimise waste.

Watch this space for further details.

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Continuing Our Community Support

At Simply Doughnuts, we believe in supporting our local and regional communities. As our regular Twitter followers will know, we routinely sponsor the E3 North West Business Awards and the E3 Business Expo, both of which are dedicated to using business as a way to build bridges between people from different backgrounds and communities.

More recently, we’ve renewed our support for one of our favourite local charities, East Lancashire Hospice, by sponsoring its annual family fun-day: the World Gravy Wrestling Championships. This year, the Championships took place on Bank Holiday Monday (26th August.) As ever, they were very well attended and helped to raise money for an excellent cause.

East Lancs Hospice is a registered charity that supports people suffering from life limiting illnesses throughout Blackburn, Darwen, Accrington and Clitheroe. More information about its work can be found on its website – https://eastlancshospice.org.uk/ – including details of how to get involved as a sponsor / fund raiser.

For details of our other community support efforts, please see our Twitter page. https://twitter.com/simplydoughnuts.

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Simply Doughnuts Shortlisted for 2014 E3 Business Awards

Blackburn based doughnut manufacturer, Simply Doughnuts has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 E3 Business Awards, which will be held at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton on 18th September.

The company, which manufacturers an array of mouth-watering flavoured doughnuts for wholesalers, retailers and professional caterers across the North West, was selected from amongst hundreds of nominees across the North West to become one of the four finalists for the prestigious New Business Start-up of the Year category.
Reacting to the announcement, the company’s Managing Director, Shiraz Master said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. This award acknowledges the hard work and commitment on behalf of the whole team.”

Speaking on behalf of 1 Events Media, which has developed and organised the awards, Managing Director Mubarak Chati said: “Last year marked the launch of the E3 Awards and we were very impressed then by the number and calibre of the nominees, but this year, we’ve seen even more. Perhaps it’s testament to a recovering economy or just to the relentless ‘can do’ spirit that characterises the North West, but whatever the reason, the quality of entrants has been superb.

“We’ve had hundreds of nominations, and they’ve come from right across the region: Manchester to Merseyside, Cumbria to Cheshire. It’s astonishing to witness the effort and ingenuity of so many individuals and organisations because so much commendable work has clearly been done. In compiling the shortlist, the Nominations Panel certainly had an unenviable task and for Simply Doughnuts to have secured a place in the final is an achievement of which it should be very proud.”

More information about the E3 Business Awards, including a full list of finalists, can be found at
www.e3businessawards.co.uk.