Oly’s Ithaca challenge is on

Dorset’s ‘human fish’ Oly Rush is preparing to take on his next challenge – swimming around the Greek Island of Ithaca. And it has been made possible by recruitment company Green Folk Ltd, based in Hook, Hampshire, which has funded Oly during his training and is covering his costs.

Green Folk in a Rush to help ‘human fish’ Oly

Recruiters Green Folk are living up to their name by sponsoring eco-hero Oly Rush on his next anti-plastic pollution swim. The firm, headquartered in Hook, Hampshire, and with an office in the Cotswolds, is enabling Oly to train for his 24-hour swim around the Greek Island of Ithaca.

Net zero heroes at free green seminar

A free seminar aimed at helping businesses achieve net zero is being held in Hampshire next month. The seminar is being organised jointly by HWB Chartered Accountants, financial advisers Eight Wealth Management and cost, procurement and carbon solutions company Auditel (U.K.).

Oly Rush smashes round island record

An environmental campaigner has smashed the world record for swimming around Isle of Wight. Plasterer Oly Rush from Upton, Dorset, circumnavigated 65 miles around the island in 15 hours and nine minutes – smashing the previous best of 26 hours. He set off at Seaview Yacht Club near Ryde at 11am on Monday and climbed from the water at 2:09am. … Read More

Green school meals are on the menu in Dorset

A former marine biologist has used his passion for the environment to help lead the way in creating greener school meals. Declan O’Toole never left his love for the planet behind when he gave up marine biology to run his own Bournemouth-based catering company 15 years ago. Instead he invested that passion into creating a company that serves around 380,000 … Read More

Yellows go green

Yellow Buses has become greener after being recognised for its environmental management system. The Bournemouth-based company has attained British Standards Institution’s ISO 14001, which marks its commitment to being a cleaner, greener company.

HSBC supports completion of Dorset renewables plant

A Dorset renewables company has completed work on its new combined heat and power (CHP) plant, with support of an £8.5 million finance facility from HSBC. Eco Sustainable Solutions, which reprocesses wood waste and organic materials into soils, composts and turf products for clients across the south coast, has used an equipment finance facility to purchase and build the plant, … Read More