This summer the ZEN held a competition called ‘Spread the Word and Win’ encouraging businesses in our network to talk to their friends about the benefits of joining the ZEN. Businesses who encouraged another business to join the ZEN were entered into a draw to win a hamper full of goodies.
The winning business was picked at random and is a fairly new member of the network having joined in June this year. Cancer Research UK based in Angel are already making the most of their membership.
"We joined ZEN in June after attending an event that Laura presented at and it has been great being a part of! We’ve organised the ‘Fix a Bike’ course for 6 colleagues, all the feedback has been very positive. We have also started conversations with Green Tomato Cars about putting more electric and hydrogen cars into our contract. Always super helpful, ZEN are an incredible resource. And to top it all off, winning the hamper was such a lovely surprise and greatly appreciated! We now have lots of prizes to use for competitions/quizzes to engage more people with sustainability."
Now that we had a winner we were determined to deliver their prize from head office in Hackney Central to Angel in zero emission style. The towpath cycle route by Regents Canal was deemed too narrow for a cargo bike. Fortunately an experienced cyclist offered to guide beginner Helen on the roads, giving her tips and advice along the way. Not only was Helen able to deliver the hamper by bike but she also gained skills and confidence along the way. Anyone living, working or studying in Islington, Hackney and Tower Hamlets is eligible for free cycle training. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below to book your session.