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The BBEF Network


Here is a list of our current full members - all logos are clickable links through to members' websites.



Anchor Housing

Our passion at Anchor is creating happy living for the years ahead by giving older people a choice of great places and ways to live.

England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over-55s, our aim is very simple – to help them get the best out of life.

With a reputation built on more than 40 years of experience, Anchor is a trusted provider of person-centred services. We offer personalised care in your own home, vibrant retirement properties and specialist care homes.
Working with almost 40,000 older people each week, we aim to provide the best care and residential care homes in the UK, putting customers’ needs and aspirations first.

Our 10,000 trustworthy staff are proud to work for Anchor, an Investors in People employer, and are dedicated to improving the lives of older people.

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Supply, removal and relocation of safes, data and fire cabinets, the supply and fitting of time locks, air tube systems, retro fitting of digital locks, vault and strong room specialists, access control, bollards, shutters and general locksmithing.

Keywords: safes, locksmith, security

Biodegradable Bag Co

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Bradford Environmental Action Trust (BEAT) is an independent charitable trust and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It has been established over 10 years and works with individuals, communities and businesses and a range of project partners to deliver positive environmental change in and around Bradford District. Core projects include Forest of Bradford – a community forestry project aiming to plant 1 million trees within the district, Bradford Real Nappy Project – which promotes re-useable nappies, Why Waste – a regional waste exchange service for businesses and energy management support for Community Buildings and businesses.

As well as technical support BEAT can offer volunteering and sponsorship opportunities. As part of our commitment to develop new initiatives we are keen to talk to new potential partners.

Keywords: waste exchange, environmental change, energy management

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Brook Crompton

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At Building Energy Control Solutions we do exactly what our name suggests, Energy Saving Solutions TODAY to safeguard the present and protect the future.

Our Background
BECS has a wealth of experience within both the refrigeration and HVAC controls industries, all 3 directors have spent the majority of their working lives within this sector.

Lighting - Save typically between 30% & 80% off your electrical energy bill

BECS are a specialist wholesaler of energy efficient lighting products often with many options available to replace or retrofit existing lighting.

Heating & Power - Save typically between 10% & 30% off your energy bill
BECS design, supply and/or install energy conserving building automation systems that help you reduce the cost of heating and cooling your facility, including every aspect, from design, equipment, controls (Panels, Actuators, Sensors, etc), installation and commissioning, to meet your exact needs. Whether you need systems to handle small freestanding buildings or a total solution for a complex, multi-building property, we have the experience and product range to exceed your expectations.

Sub-Metering - See what you use - Control what you use

BECS AM&T Metering System has been specifically designed for the SME offering a level of simplicity which makes energy management accessible to the non-technical person wherever he may be and whenever he chooses.

Once installed, there are little or no maintenance charges. However, returns on energy savings can be substantial. The systems can provide evidence to implement behavioural change or business cases to upgrade equipment thus providing significant reduction in costs and carbon footprint.

See our websites and for more information

Calderdale Council

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Crompton Lamps

We were founded in 1878 and are one of the oldest lamp businesses in the world. We offer a variety of lamps and lighting which has been designed and manufactured for specific tasks. From energy saving halogen lamps to decorative lamps through to infra-red lamps for heating applications – we keep these products in stock and are always happy to advise on what system might suit a customer’s lighting needs.

Our business is strongly driven by our values: investment in people, to partner with our customers to develop open, long term relationships, to have an unpretentious, straightforward and honest approach to business, to operate in an environmentally friendly way, to have high ethical standards, and to have a broad product offering and stocks to enable us to support the needs of our customers.

We also encourage and support the use of low energy consumption light sources which assist greatly in the overall reduction of global carbon emissions.
Further information on our range of stock, guidance on energy saving options and our contact details are online at our website.

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Our Low Cost Quick Wins: Owners of the Intellectual property rights

Quattro Seal is a unique sealing system that is BRE rated and reduces air leakage by a factor of 54% with typical energy savings up to 25% Free carbon saving reports: - Funding available

TADPOLE ; Energy Savings up to 25% . Increases the efficiency of your the heating systems by removing dissolved air.
Guaranteed savings or money back , low cost installation

Quattro Panels, a low cost DIY reflective radiator insulation panel.: -

Call 0800 132 268 or

Keywords: Draught Proofing, Energy Saving, Low Cost Quick Win


Fading Footprints

Fading Footprints Ltd are your local specialists in The Energy Performance of Buildings.

The key features of our service are flexibility in our range of products and coverage across the UK, our insight into this constantly evolving industry and our competitive pricing structure.

We build long term relationships with our clients to assist in all their queries around the Energy Performance of Buildings. The first step in our relationship is to ensure compliance with the new regulations and to educate our clients as to the measures that they need to take. This is usually through the completion of an Air Conditioning Inspection, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or Display Energy Certificate (DEC). We use our experience within the industry to make this process as quick and easy as possible and will assist in untying the red tape that often comes as an impact of any new regulation.

As part of this process we provide recommendations on how to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and therefore reduce the cost of running your facilities. We can also extend this service to further reduce your energy consumption using tools such as our Energy, Carbon Audits & Thermal Imaging Service.

As the industry progresses we expect that there will be more emphasis placed on reduction in carbon emissions and we offer a full range of services to assist on reducing your emissions. By maintaining a relationship with us we will keep you up to date with any changes in regulations that may affect you so that you do not incur any unwanted fines or penalties.

Keywords: Air Conditioning Inspection, Thermal Imaging Service, Energy Performance Certificate

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Frank Haslam Milan is a regeneration specialist delivering a holistic package of housing services, including refurbishment, extra care residential schemes, and new build projects in the Yorkshire and East Midlands area.

Frank Haslam Milan is playing a major role in delivering sustainable communities by helping to bring all social housing up to the Government's Decent Homes Standard.

We have extensive experience of working in partnership to deliver affordable homes and bring new life to previously run-down areas.

We work to transform places where people no longer want to live into popular, thriving, mixed communities. This often involves building strong, new relationships which empower local people and foster community spirit and engagement. Often critical to this is ensuring improvement work is handled as sensitively as possible, with the minimum of disruption.

Our wide range of partners include Housing Associations and other social landlords, Local Authorities, Arms Length Management Organisations and Large Scale Voluntary Transfers.

Keywords: Sustainability, Construction, Regeneration


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The Green Business Network (GBN) is an award-winning not-for-profit business support organisation delivering environmental advice and projects in West Yorkshire.  

We offer all Kirklees businesses impartial, confidential advice and hands-on support, including the following services:

- Environmental Audits
- Environmental Toolkits
- Environmental Management Systems
- Carbon Footprinting Service
- Environmental databases
- Events and news

For more information and contact details, please see your website.



Quadrica design, supply and install energy efficient lighting and control systems which drastically reduce energy use. With experience across many industry sectors we can advise on the best lighting system for your business, drawing from a panel of quality manufacturers.

We are a family run company that has been in the electrical contracting business for over 50 years and over two generations.

We want your complete satisfaction and your personal recommendation. Only this will continue to build our reputation for high quality work, and excellent customer service. We fully understand that our success can only come from your complete satisfaction.

Keywords: Energy efficiency, Lighting, Energy saving


HC Slingsbys

From humble beginnings in 1893 to highly trusted 21st century name today. In our 117 years a lot has changed since we started out as a manufacturer of labour saving trucks and trolleys. Now we are one of the UK's market leaders in the distance selling of industrial and commercial equipment.

Today we manufacture and distribute over 35,000 high quality products covering every-thing you need for the workplace; from handling and lifting and premises equipment to retail and office supplies, including many new ideas to help keep your business running smoothly.
We offer more choice, more value, more experience all combined with FREE delivery. At Slingsby you get it all as standard. We are committed to providing our customers with an extensive product range, outstanding service and efficient delivery. As part of this commitment we offer FREE next day delivery on all stock lines.

Our no quibble guarantee and 12 month warranty scheme give you complete peace of mind and we can also offer you an instant credit account to make life even easier. Nothing is too much trouble, we'll do all we can to accommodate your needs, we don't do gimmicks, expensive free gifts or reward points just great value and fantastic service, a package we think you'll find hard to beat.

Keywords: industrial, workplace, equipment


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We produce videos, long and short, for websites, DVDs and broadcast. Our outside broadcast unit can cover large events like conferences and shareholders’ meetings and stream them live on the internet but we are equally at home producing one-minute clips to go on your website.

As MD Richard Laurence says, “People now expect to see rich content like video on websites, and if that video is not professional, it reflects badly on the organisation. You wouldn’t use business cards from a machine on the railway station or cobble a website together with some free software off a cover disc, but a surprising number of otherwise excellent websites have really poor, wobbly home-movie-quality video content on them.”

With over 30 years broadcast and corporate experience to draw on, coupled with the latest High Definition equipment, VPS can produce cost-effective video content which will be usable not only on a fixed internet connection like a desktop PC, but on mobile devices like iPhones as well.

INNSIGHT TELEVISION LTD, Round Foundry Media Centre, Foundry Street, LEEDS, LS11 5QP

Keywords: video & DVD, internet clip, DVD, conference streaming

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At Keelham Farm Shop we have been selling have been selling tasty, high quality fresh food at affordable prices since the 1970s.

We’re a family run business which is blooming - we have won a number of awards, including the National Food & Farming Industry Retailer of the Year.

We are committed to great tasting food and affordable prices. Wherever possible we stock locally produced food. This is handled, stored and brought to you by experts who understand how to get the very best taste out of everything we sell. We believe food shopping should be enjoyable and fun. We are very driven by our values and play a big part in the local community.

Our commitment to local sourcing is just one example of our environmental good practice. We’ve been working on a range of other green projects including making our shop lighting more efficient and minimising our packaging.

Drop in and say hello to us on Brighouse and Denholme Road in Thornton to discover how we still do business ‘the Robertshaw way’ and to find the tastiest and best local produce around.


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Metro is the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) and West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (PTE).

Metro works on behalf of the 2.1 million people of West Yorkshire, to coordinate high-quality public transport services.

We work to make public transport in West Yorkshire, reliable, easy to understand and use, accessible, attractive, affordable, safe and secure and efficient.

Over 400 people to carry out Metro’s work. They are located at Wellington House in Leeds, and at Travel Centres and bus stations across West Yorkshire.


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Parker Hannifin


The Parker Hannifin facility at Shaw Cross Business Park in Dewsbury is the headquarters for Racor Filter Division Europe. The Dewsbury facility designs and manufactures fuel filtration system solutions and employs around 200 production, administration and R&D staff.

The comprehensive Racor product line includes fuel filter/water separator systems, high flow filter vessels and elements, oil filter systems, automatic transmission filters, heavy-duty engine air filters, crankcase ventilation filter systems, coolant products and reverse osmosis water makers. Racor’s reputation as an innovative, technology-driven company is the result of our commitment to manufacturing excellence. At Parker Racor, we continually work closely with our customers to develop filter media, materials, and system configurations that meet their evolving requirements.

Our ISO 9001 / TS16949 / ISO 14001 certified manufacturing facilities include a fully equipped laboratory, testing centre and clean rooms. Here, we use the latest innovative process models, such as Lean manufacturing and Just-In-Time production working from initial specifications, to rapid prototyping, and production.

Keywords: Fuel filtration solutions, Water separator systems, Heavy duty engine air filters

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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.

Keywords: packaging compliance, producer responsibility, PRN


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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.

Keywords: legislation, energy efficiency, low carbon economy



Shearwater Environmental

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Stroma is a multi-disciplinary construction services company operating throughout the UK and Ireland. Collectively, the group adopts a co-ordinated approach to building sustainability and compliance, identifying and implementing the optimal planned or remedial measures for meeting energy performance targets and compliance requirements across the residential, commercial and public sectors. Whether for new build or retrofit projects, Stroma can identify and deliver the services required at each stage to achieve legislative compliance, reduce running costs and carbon emissions, and improve occupier comfort levels. Our expertise, outlined below, can be tailored to meet the demands of each client and building:

- Sustainable design: Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) & BREEAM assessments and advice, sustainable design, compliance consultancy and traditional architectural services.

- Energy assessments: largest provider of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and CO2 emission calculations (Dynamic Simulation Modelling & SAP), with level 5 assessors specialising in complex buildings.

- Compliance testing & consultancy: air leakage, sound insulation and acoustic performance, room integrity, co-heat and thermography.

- Energy management & carbon reduction: ‘hands-on’ assistance with analysis, improvement strategies and building energy audits.

- Contracting services: passive fire protection, fire stopping, air-sealing, intumescent coatings, thermal insulation and the installation of acoustic barriers.

- Certification & training: CLG-approved training and certification for energy & CSH assessments, air-conditioning inspection, air leakage testing & onsite services.

Established in 2002, Stroma now holds numerous accolades: ISO 9001, (ISO 14001 pending), UKAS accreditations and RIBA Chartered Practice to name a few.

Keywords: Building, Sustainability, Compliance

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Over the last century the Sutcliffe name and business focus has been linked to mining, through the manufacture of coal cutters, belt conveyors and impact idlers; with the automotive industry through the production of rubber to metal bondings and in the field of sports with the supply of gym and cricket mats.

The modern day Sutcliffe Play dates back to the early 1980s, when the now Chairman - Robin Sutcliffe joined the business and the focus was on the development and production of rubber swing seats and safety surfacing, which the company had introduced to the market in the previous decade. By the mid 1990s Sutcliffe Play was established as a market leader in the design and production of swing seats, not just in the UK but across the world.

When the company’s domination of the play seat market was threatened by the expiry of key patents, substantial investment was made in the design and production of play equipment ranges.

In addition, the company has developed a department dedicated to the design of play spaces, headed up by a qualified Landscape Architect.
Today, the company ranks as one of the world’s leading names in children’s play equipment with 10% of the UK market and 25% of the export market from the UK.

2010 saw another landmark, when Robin Sutcliffe sold the business to the employees, making Sutcliffe Play the John Lewis of the play industry.

Keywords: Playground, Play, Design


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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

Keywords: air compression, pnematics, design and installation


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For moving, storing, and holding hot and cold foods, UK equipment producer, Victor Manufacturing can help.

With more than 50 years manufacturing expertise, Victor is able to deliver an extensive range of catering equipment suitable for a wide range of organisations, including hotels, restaurants, hospitals, sporting arenas and educational establishments.

Known for its innovative Bains Marie and hot cupboard prowess, Victor also specialise in made to measure foodservice counters – all handled and managed efficiently through the company’s comprehensive network of national and local distributors.

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WOW! Contract Supply, Hire and Recycle Contract Beds and Mattresses for organisations including but not limited to hotels, Care Homes, Student Accommodation, B&B's Buy to Let Landlords, Caravan Parks etc

When recycling all of the core component parts are stripped by hand ensuring ZERO waste to landfill. We are currently based in Bradford but work on a national basis.

Keywords: Recycling, Mattress, Contract

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Yorkshire Water

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Yorkshire Building Society

Wherever you live the Yorkshire Building Society is with you one hundred percent. As one of Britain's largest and most successful building societies, the Yorkshire has 178 branches backed up by a network of agencies spanning the country. We are one of the largest building societies in the UK. We have 2.8 million members and assets of over £30 billion. We're a mutual organisation. This means we're owned by, and run for, the benefit of our members and not outside shareholders.

Starting back in 1864, the Yorkshire now has assets of over £30 billion and is the one of the largest building society in Britain. For many years, we have also been one of the most cost-effective in the industry. Our vision is to be the best organisation that our customers do business with and we strive to achieve this by delivering financial security and long-term value to our members along with excellent service.