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BBEF's Partners



BBEF works in partnership with a wide number of experts to promote environmental awareness and good practice to businesses across West Yorkshire.

Our goals are to assist local companies to find ways to reduce waste, conserve raw materials, reduce energy use & greenhouse gas emissions, comply with legislation, promote good practice and promote the concepts of sustainable development:

"To meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
- Brundtland Commission, 1987.

Collaborating on projects, events and lobbying as appropriate to support this aim.

Our core message is that green business is good business.

BBEF's Partners are


Provident Financial

Provident Financial Group

Established in 1880, Provident Financial is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market. Provident employs almost 3,700 people who serve 2.3 million customers throughout the UK and Ireland. The largest part of the Provident Financial group is the Consumer Credit Division which offers home credit loans through a network of local, self-employed agents. The other division is Vanquis Bank which is a credit card provider. Provident is committed to minimising the environmental impacts that are material to its business activities. This commitment forms part of a wider corporate responsibility programme which is at the heart of our mission ‘to be the leading non-standard lender in the UK, acting responsibly in all our relationships and playing a positive role in the communities we serve.


co2sense yorkshire


Helping businesses and organisations across the region cut waste, cut emissions and drive growth.

BBEF is also grateful to the support of the following Sponsors


Pennine Pack

Pennine Pack

Pennine Pack is the local packaging compliance scheme for companies in Yorkshire and Lancashire who want excellent support, transparent pricing, and value for money. Please feel free to contact us for a quote or to arrange a no obligation on site visit.




Thorite is the UK’s leading compressed air, vacuum and process equipment company.

We are distributors for all the major manufacturers of fluid power equipment in the UK. HPC; Compair Hydrovane; Norgren; Parker; SMC; Festo; Ingersoll Rand; PIAB and CP-Desoutter to name but a few.

There are Thorite Sales and Service Centres in Blackburn, Bolton, Doncaster, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rochdale and Sheffield all controlled from the Bradford based head office. Thorite employs 97 staff, of which each location (excluding the Bradford head quarters) has 3 internal sales personnel, with 9 product specialists available to advise their local key customers.

Each Centre provides compressors, compressed air servicing, compressed air products, process valves, hose and fittings, stocks of fast moving lines and system design services.

The Thorite customer base covers large industrial manufacturing, food processing, packaging and pharmaceutical concerns, plus a wide range of individual garages, spray shops, tyre fitters and general workshops. Specialist compressors and related products are also supplied to dental practices, laboratories, museums and exhibition companies - we even help produce spectacular explosions and special effects on TV soap operas and dramas.

Thorite's National Distribution Centre holds in excess of £1.5million of backup stock, providing customers with the choice of trade counter collection, same day despatch or next day delivery services. In addition, customer-specific logistics solutions are available, including machine build kits and Just-In-Time deliveries. Customers can also order online, 24/7, using the e-commerce service at