Calverts - Cargo Bike Grant

Who are Calverts?

Calverts is a design, print and production cooperative based in Bethnal Green, London.


Why did Calverts get involved with the Zero Emissions Network?

Calverts applied for and was awarded a grant from the Zero Emissions Network to help purchase a custom-made cargo bike.


How did it benefit the business?

The cargo bike has since allowed Calverts to lower their travel emissions from local deliveries to clients and suppliers. The bike is also useful for client meetings when samples of work are taken and acts as an effective marketing tool for the co-operative. It also encourages staff to get healthier and re-think their travel behaviour.


"I'd just like to say thanks to ZEN for the grant for the cargo bike. It's part of Calverts and we use it as much as we can. It's a great way of delivering to our customers - they love it! It's very personal and makes it part of a wider story." Lee, Director and Environmental Manager, Calverts 


Santander Cycle Hire Success

Tower Hamlets Council were keen to increase the use of the Santander Cycle Hire scheme and, with the help of the Zero Emissions Network, offered free annual memberships to businesses in the borough.  Calverts applied for a free Santander Cycle Hire membership in March 2017 and undertook over 44 journeys within the first 7 months.


"I have found the Santander Cycle Hire Membership (courtesy of ZEN) has really made a difference to how I get to work (at Calverts) and how I get around the city. I now have options other than just public transport and my own bike, as sometimes I only need to do a one-way journey and often find early morning public transport either too full, or slow. The bikes are easy to ride and with the phone app a doddle to hire. I am lucky that in the Tower Hamlets area we have lots of docking stations, so has been helpful getting out and about seeing stuff - all the way from Tower Bridge, Docklands and the Olympic Park." Lee, Director and Environmental Manager, Calverts 


Calverts are also partners on the ZENCARD and offer 10% off sustainable print services


Interested in a ZEN grant? Get in touch with the form below.

Learn to cycle with a free one-to-one session tailored to you.

Book a free bike repair session for your workplace or neighbourhood.


Learn to repair your bike with our 4-hour practical course.


You can now make sustainable deliveries with a free cargo-bike trial.


Apply for a grant of up to £2,500 for a cargo bike or e-bike for your workplace.