What a year 2019 turned out to be for Green&Blue, each year we wonder how we're going to top what has gone before, and each and every year momentum builds, twists and turns happen, and the journey gets more exciting!
Here are our highlights of 2019.
The year started with an absolute buzz when a tweet about an occupied Bee Brick went viral. Retweeted by Chrissy Teigen and Gabby Roslin, amongst others, the tweet was picked up by the national media, with the Guardian, the Daily Mail and the Sun featuring articles about the Bee Brick, and Ebay reporting a massive surge in searches. We couldn't have dreamt of such a start, and for Bee Brick, a product we invented, to become such a common term!
We exhibited at our first construction show, Futurebuild at London Excel. The show gave us an opportunity to talk to developers, architects and planners about creating habitat within construction, and giving nature a home.
Our new website went live, and the response was brilliant!
Green&Blue were awarded plastic free business status in recognition of the changes we have made and the work we are doing as a company to lessen our impact.
The Beepost was on proud display on the Alitex stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, and even made it on to the telly a couple of times!
We ran the second Solitary Bee Week and raised awareness of solitary bees for even more people. A particular highlight of the week was Nick Knowles creating a solitary bee poem masterpiece about these brilliant bees in celebration of the week! Check out the solitary bee week website for more info.
We launched the beautiful BirdBath and BirdTable at a press event in London, designed and made by us in our workshop and using 75% waste material from the Cornish china clay industry.
We exhibited at Grand Designs and were delighted to bump into Kevin McCloud and talk him through the new launches in the range and the way the company had grown since he handpicked us as Green Heroes back in 2015.