Who are Finsbury Business Centre?
Finsbury Business Centre is a large, family-run workspace in Clerkenwell, which houses over 60 local businesses.
Why did Finsbury Business Centre get involved in the Zero Emissions Network?
The centre joined the network in 2016, wanting to improve its environmental performance and increase tenant engagement. As an active member of the Zero Emissions Network, Finsbury Business Centre has used the offers to help their tenants walk and cycle more. They also applied for a sustainable travel grant to help provide secure cycle parking for staff.
How did it benefit the business centre?
They have benefited from a range of Zero Emissions Network offers including: Dr Bike, Cycle Safety Seminar, Eco Audit, Islington Sustainable Energy Partnership (ISEP) membership, ZEN Travel Grant
"The ramshackle bike shelter in our car park was a sight for sore eyes. Hastily cobbled together some 15 years ago, and made out of tennis court wire, it offered scant protection from the elements, and was a security risk as the wires could be cut with ease. We therefore applied for a grant to get a new shelter from ZEN. The new shelter means that commuters' bikes will now stay dry, and the adjustments that we have made to the exterior, by the addition of an iron fence, hopefully means that any unwanted visitors will be kept out of our shiny, new bike sanctuary." Ian, Director, The Finsbury Business Centre
The centre also hosted a ZEN business breakfast in their new café space and were featured as speakers at the 2017 annual Zero Emissions Network event.
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