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280 trees planted in the Scottish Highlands thanks to Plexus!

280 trees planted in the Scottish Highlands thanks to Plexus!

As part of Amos Beech’s Corporate Social Responsibility we plant 13 trees per 1000 Sq.Ft. of fit out and refurbished office space. In the case of Plexus’ new 21,528 Sq.Ft. offices that equates to 280 trees!

When Product Realisation Company Plexus, were looking to renovate their Livingston site they turned to Amos Beech as their partner for the design and construction work of this industrial office fit out.

280 trees planted in the Scottish Highlands thanks to Plexus!

Just like Amos Beech, Plexus have adopted a global environmental management system that helps to guide and monitor their progress. They combine the international environmental management standard ISO 14001 with their corporate policies and initiatives. On the social impact page on the Plexus website we learn this:

Caring for employees. Supporting communities. Doing business responsibly.

 

Responsible employer.

Plexus is committed to being a responsible business and employer. That means operating with the highest ethical standards in all corners of the globe.

Community stewardship.

Plexus believes in strengthening the communities in which we live and work. Because that’s how everyone shares in a better tomorrow.

Responsible global citizenship.

Plexus is dedicated to protecting the health, safety and rights of all people. And we take responsibility for leaving the world a little better than we found it.

It was therefore no surprise that they were really pleased when we handed over the tree planting certificate:

Douglas McGregor, Director – Project Management

It is quite impressive if you walk through the ample space @ Plexus and then realise how big a forest of 280 trees actually is! And with these trees come the other plants and wildlife, as well as C02 reduction.

The Plexus trees pushed our grove up to 754 !

And you know what:

You can plant trees yourself!

We encourage you to plant trees yourself. You can add trees to our grove via the button below or you can start your own grove. Why not consider giving somebody a dedicated tree? Planting a tree is a special gift for any occasion. It's the perfect way to celebrate an event or remember a loved one.

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52 Trees for Life thanks to MNM Developments and Tours by Locals

52 Trees for Life thanks to MNM Developments and Tours by Locals

When we were discussing the introduction of the launch of our new branding early in 2017, the idea came up to video the planting of Amos Beech ‘trees’ on various locations in Scotland. The locations that we choose were those where you normally would have to go through lengthy planning applications, only to discover to end up nowhere:

It was then that somebody here in the office mentioned the Trees For Life project. Trees For Life plants trees in The Caledonian Forest. Trees for Life helps nature to restore in the Scottish Highlands and helps people reconnect with their spirit, with hope and with the land.

Trees for Life

The Caledonian Forest once covered a large part of the Highlands as extensive stands of majestic Scots pines, interspersed with birch, rowan, juniper and aspen trees. It was the UK's equivalent of the rainforest but has been reduced to just a tiny fraction of its former range. Most of the surviving forests now consist of old trees reaching the end of their lifespan.

In 2008 Trees for Life purchased the Dundreggan Estate, an area of 10,000 acres of wild land near Loch Ness to establish a major forest restoration programme. To date the conservation volunteering charity have planted over 1.6 million trees!

(A film by The Big Picture, a non-profit social enterprise founded by a group of professional photographers, filmmakers, writers, designers and educators, motivated by the need to rebuild healthy ecosystems where wildlife and people flourish.)

Amos Beech contributed 474 trees to date.

Under the slogan ‘every little helps’, we here Amos Beech started our own grove in August 2017 and are proud to have recently added 52 trees for MNM Developments and Tours by Locals.

MNM Developments

MNM develop high-value, luxury properties that respect and enhance their surroundings and have a minimal environmental footprint. We designed and fitted out their 1846 sq ft of new office space in Leith Edinburgh.

Michaela Teague receives the certificate for 24 trees.

Tours by Locals

Tours by Locals brings local people with their knowledge and expertise together with travelers who are looking for an authentic cultural experience. We designed and fitted out their 2153 sq ft of new office space in Glasgow.

Paul Melhus, CEO and Founder of Tours By Locals, receives the tree certificate (28 trees) from Kit-Har McLaughlin, interior designer @Amos_Beech, during a great office opening party in January 2019.

More trees to come!

Unsurprisingly, the tree planting scheme is very well received by our clients and we feel well doing it, so also this year we will be planting 13 trees per 1000 sq ft of interior design, office fit-out and furniture project.

But did you know that you can contribute yourself?

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42 new trees planted thanks to Scotland Food and Drink

42 new trees planted thanks to Scotland Food and Drink

Today we were lucky enough to join the board of Scotland Food And Drink for lunch in their newly fitted out offices at Ratho Park Edinburgh.

The Scottish food and drink industry has become the best performing industry in Scotland, worth today about £14 billion. No surprise to us as we were enjoying the great tasting sandwiches from Patti & Jules, a recent addition to Edinburgh's catering scene. Obviously our experiences with the Scottish delicatessens don’t stop there.

So you could say that Scotland Food and Drink and Amos Beech were natural partners for their move to their new offices. Chief Executive, James Withers described the tremendous difference the new office layout made to their office life. The open plan space with plenty of natural light has a positive influence on internal communication. Facilities like a spacious boardroom, meeting spaces, break out area’s and hot desking make the new offices suddenly attract employees that previously preferred to work from home. As well as that the space is now more in line with their culture and branding, so now a perfect place to invite and meet people as well.

Corporate social Responsibility

What we didn’t know was that the chair of Scotland Food and Drink, Dennis Overton, lives close to Glen Affric and he has been following the great work of Trees For Live since it’s inception.

As part of Amos Beech’s Corporate Social Responsibility we plant 13 trees per 1000 SqFt of refurbished office space. In the case of Scotland Food and Drink’s new offices that equates to 42 trees!

Operations director Roy James hands over the Trees for Life certificate to Dennis Overton, chairman of Scotland Food and Drink

This brings the number of trees in our grove up to a total of 244 and there is more to come!

You can plant trees yourself!

We encourage you to plant trees yourself. You can add trees to our grove via the link under the image below or you can start your own grove. Why not consider giving somebody a dedicated tree? Planting a tree is a special gift for any occasion. It's the perfect way to celebrate an event or remember a loved one.

When you order your Tree via Trees for Life, a native tree will be planted for you by Trees for Life in the Scottish Highlands, creating a home for wildlife and forests for the future as well as improving the quality of the air we breathe every day.

If you click on the image above you will get to The Amos Beech Trees For Life grove

If you click on the image above you will get to The Amos Beech Trees For Life grove

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A bigger forest and more wildlife thanks to Axon Cable!

A bigger forest and more wildlife thanks to Axon Cable!

Axon Cable had their offices refurbished and re-furnished. Their 6146 Sq Ft office space now equates to 80 new trees to be planted in the Caledonian forest!

80 new trees to be planted in the Caledonian forest

Axon Cable has been committed to meeting environmental challenges for a number years now. Just like Amos Beech, Axon complies to ISO 14001, a standard to help organisations create an effective Environmental Management System (EMS), to benchmark the environmental performance (energy use, recycling rate and waste created). Axon also already complies to the new ISO 45001 Health and Safety standard which is set to replace OHSAS 18001, the standard that Amos Beech currently complies to.

In 2017, Axon recycled the equivalent of 43 tons of steel. By enhancing the value of 27 tons of cartons in 2017, Axon' saved 460 trees.
The company also invested in a machine which transforms cartons into material for packaging.

Now by using Amos Beech as their interior design and office fit out company they haven’t saved trees but actually planted 80 of them!

Patricia Weir holding the certificate

To see their new interiors, click on the image below:

But more importantly, you can plan trees yourself!

For only £6 per tree you can contribute to the new forest which will be a home for wildlife and an adsorbent of CO2 as well.

Every tree helps so go for it:

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Our Grove in the Scottish Highlands has just grown by the size of The Mackenzie School of English's new space!

Our Grove in the Scottish Highlands has just grown by the size of The Mackenzie School of English's new space!

Just imagine, that is 9000 SqFt of native Scottish trees! The trees such as Scots Pine, Rowan, dwarf Birch and Aspen will help to transform the open hillsides into healthy young woodland, rich in wildlife such as red squirrel, black grouse, capercaillie and wood ant! 

Thanks to The Mackenzie School of English an additional 117 new native trees will be planted in the wild Caledonian Forest in the Amos Beech grove of trees with all the wonderful wildlife that will inhabit their new environment.

The Mackenzie School of English moved in to their new space in Leith, Edinburgh in the first week of May.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we have started our own grove in partnership with the award-winning charity Trees for Life. Trees for Life works on the restoration of Scotland's ancient Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.

You can plant trees yourself!

Like it?

Well, you don't necessarily have to redesign and fit our your space with us to achieve this, because you can plant trees yourself!

Have a look at the Amos Beech Trees for Life grove:

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The forest has just grown by the size of CitNOW's office!

The forest has just grown by the size of CitNOW's office!

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility here at Amos Beech we are committed to re-foresting a Glen in the Scottish Highlands in partnership with Trees for Life.  For every fit-out project we complete in 2018 we will plant enough trees to match the actual floor area we have refurbished.

Re-foresting the Scottish Highlands 

The forest has just grown by the size of CitNOW's office. 3500 SqFt of trees will be carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future. The Caledonian Forest is one of our most important forest ecosystems, providing a home for spectacular wildlife, it is severely fragmented, and in many places consists entirely of old trees. Trees for Life is working to expand and link these ancient pinewoods.

Images by Trees for Life, Graphic Design by Sinds77

We take our responsibility seriously, not just in relation to our customer performance but also in relation to the environment. For this reason we have started our own grove in 2017. 

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CitNOW office launch party

The team here @amos_beech were lucky enough to be invited to the office launch party at the 'Codebase Penthouse' in Stirling on Tuesday evening, an excellent opportunity to present the certificate:

Image by Robert Fyfe CitNOW

Image by Robert Fyfe CitNOW

We thank CitNoW for the great evening and exotic beers, some of which were brewed in Alva near Stirling, alongside some 'Triples' from Belgium:) Not to forget the great Pizzas from award winning Napizza in Stirling.

You can plant a tree yourself!

We encourage you to plant a tree yourself, please visit our grove by clicking on the image below and follow the instructions. It is easy enough and it's only a fiver!  (update 14-06-2018: a sixer now..:)

Plant you own tree now! Ckick on the image above and follow the instructions.

Plant you own tree now! Ckick on the image above and follow the instructions.

For more information about our CSR policy, click on the button below: 

CSR

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Planting a tree should be simple!

Planting a tree should be simple!

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Planting a tree should be simple!

Planting a tree should be simple and we make it simple for you.

At Amos Beech we have a strong connection with trees as Beech has been used in worktops for years. The actual process of planting a young tree is not difficult but it must be done properly and with care. It is a bit like creating a new office environment. When planting a tree you need to look at the type of tree, the correct environment, the location and you need to consider future growth. It is the same with the interior design and fit-out of an office environment. Trees grow and so do most companies.

Fortunately an office interior can grow faster than a tree:

The growing of the new office interior of ST Microelectronics at Tanfield in Edinburgh. (click on the Play button in the image above)

Creating a new office environment

The first step in office interior and fit out starts with workplace consultancy followed by our five step Interior design consultation service that involves:

  1. The brief

  2. Research

  3. Development

  4. Presentation

  5. Delivery.

You can find more about this by clicking on the image below:

Do you want to plant a real tree?

We take our responsibility seriously, not just in relation to our customer performance but also in relation to the environment. 

The management and all who work at Amos Beech are committed to the care of the environment and the prevention of pollution. In order to ensure the achievement of the above commitments, the Amos Beech has implemented an Environmental Management System which satisfies the requirements of ISO 14001 : 2015. We use responsibly sourced timber and timber products.

In addition to that, we promote Biophilic Design, we like planting trees ourselves and support Trees for Life. Trees for life is Scotland's leading conservation volunteering charity. Their vision is to restore the ancient Caledonian Forest in the Scottish Highlands.

As part of Amos Beech’s CSR we plant 13 trees per 1000 SqFt of refurbished office space. You can follow the progress here:

Plant a Pine Tree in the Amos Beech grove in the Scottish Highlands!

It is very simple and only costs £6 per tree, so what are you waiting for? Just click on the image below and then on 'Add trees to this grove':

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