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Banner and Edding UK join forces to support the Trees for Schools Initiative

May 6, 2022 8:45:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity, Our Environment, Our Communities


Planting 200+ trees with Edding and Tree Appeal

The sun came out for us last week, 26th April 2022, at the tree planting ceremony organised by Tree Appeal and Edding UK. As Edding UK's partner, Banner got their hands dirty as part of the tree-planting team at Ryecroft Academy in Leeds.

Four members of the Banner team - Alex Clayton, Kirk Townsend, Alex Milano-Tee and Natasha Barker - joined colleagues from Edding, as well as a big group of pupils from Ryecroft Academy, and got stuck in to planting over 200 trees of different varieties - helping us and them learn more about sustainability and the environment.

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Banner's 5-a-side football tournament for NSPCC

Mar 28, 2022 7:30:00 AM / by Marielle Jackson posted in CSR, Our Communities


Banner joins local companies to raise money for the NSPCC in a 5-a-side football tournament. 

On 10th March 2022, members from Banner's sales and marketing teams joined forces with Business Fives, a corporate charity events company, to raise money for the NSPCC through a 5-a-side football tournament at Bradford Goals, Bradford, competing against other local companies. 

As a team with rolling substitutes, Banner's All Stars played 8 games and made it all the way through to the semi-final, before unfortunately losing and being knocked out of the tournament.

Our team included Alex Clayton, Callum Hirst, Jordan Eli, Muhammed Esmail, Michael Kehoe, Richard Hallas & Ryan Sewell - who all gave it their best, despite picking up numerous injuries between them, and most of the players not having touched a football in some time! 

"It was a good laugh, for a great cause, and we all enjoyed being out and meeting others from local businesses" - Alex Clayton.  

Banner employees came together to raise a wonderful £325, which was subsequently matched by Banner; raising a total of £650 for the NSPCC.

Banner's All Stars are resting and recuperating now, and looking ahead to the summer, where we'll be getting involved in another similar event! 

Keep an eye out for Banner's All Stars making a comeback in Summer 2022!

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ZERO WASTE TO LANDFILL! Committed to avoiding waste - Banner's donation delights local community

Jun 24, 2021 2:16:22 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity


Demonstrating our ongoing commitment to zero waste to landfill; Banner donated 5,280 bottles of Hand Sanitiser to Trinity Methodist Church Mission in Castleford, Yorkshire.

Some years ago Banner achieved 'zero waste to landfill' across all its UK sites.  As part of this commitment we regularly donate surplus stock to support local communities.  Most recently we have provided easy access to improved hand hygiene through a donation of sanitiser to support those most in need.

The hand sanitiser has been widely distributed throughout Castleford to many different community groups, and all have been gratefully received. These groups include primary and infant schools, food banks, GP surgeries, sports clubs, and churches; as well as to individual residents who are involved in community activities such as litter picking.

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We’re helping shoes find new feet this year!

Apr 29, 2021 9:53:14 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Charity, Education, Collaboration, Our Communities


Banner is delighted to be Supporting Sals Shoes Charity Toe to Toe school campaign 2021

Since 2016, Sal’s Shoes has distributed over 2,000,000 pairs of pre-loved children’s shoes in 46 countries around the world, including within the UK, to support families who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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Spreading some Happiness in Lockdown

Apr 15, 2021 9:53:23 AM / by Banner posted in CSR, Employee Wellbeing, Our Communities


Helping local communities and supporting charities across the UK has been an important part of lockdown life for the Banner team.

Whilst sticking to the current government guidelines, our Banner team members have been working hard to help charities and support their local communities, as much as possible.  In this blog, we share, celebrate and congratulate them on their achievements.

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Banner are an Awarded Supplier on the NEUPC NEPA 2 Framework Agreement

Apr 14, 2021 1:10:22 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Education, Partnerships


Banner are delighted to be an Approved Supplier on the NEPA 2 (National Education Printer Agreement) Framework, in partnership with leading printer manufacturers Brother and Epson.

The framework provides more sustainable, cost-effect and compliant MPS (Managed Print Service) solutions and services to the Higher Education Sector.

Through this framework, Banner customers can benefit from a one-stop shop for Managed and Production Print Equipment and Services, as well as Non-Managed Print Equipment, and Production Print.


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Banner Awarded 5* Certified HP Sustainable Impact Partner Accreditation

Mar 24, 2021 12:23:28 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Working Smarter, Partnerships, Our Environment


We are proud and honoured to be awarded the 5* HP Sustainability Impact Partner Accreditation.

This award recognises our achievement in successfully implementing HP's Sustainable Impact Partner Programme across the company and our customer base.

The HP Sustainability programme aims to create long-lasting, positive change by protecting the planet, supporting the people and strengthening the communities where we live, work and do business. 

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Sustainable cleaning solutions remain high on the agenda

May 1, 2020 1:30:00 PM / by Banner posted in Product, CSR, Working Smarter, Our Environment


Sustainable cleaning solutions and protecting the natural environment remain high on the agenda for Banner, a supplier on several public sector cleaning and janitorial frameworks. 

Discussions about how to better protect the natural environment have moved higher up the public agenda in recent years, but this issue has long been on Banner’s radar.

As one of the largest distributors of workplace products, with over 350 fleet vehicles making over 18,000 deliveries per day, Banner has a responsibility to operate responsibly.

One element of operating responsibly is a commitment from Banner to continually review their highly complex supply chain, which is the most significant part of their environmental footprint and social impact.

This commitment has led to the introduction of many environmentally and ethically sourced products in recent years. In fact, Banner currently offers over 3,000 products that are 50% recycled and has introduced many products that help customers to reduce single-use plastics in the workplace.

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Banner become a member of IWFM

Apr 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Banner posted in CSR


The Facilities Supply team here at Banner, headed by Andy Whiting are delighted to announce that we are now a member of the Institute of Workplace Facilities Management (IWFM).

This is a great achievement for Banner as it is a testament to the growth in the Facilities Supplies sector. The membership brings important benefits for our customers. 

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How improved buying helps higher education cut emissions

Mar 18, 2020 1:00:00 PM / by Banner posted in CSR, Education, Working Smarter, eco-friendly


There's a big reason why any higher education purchasing policy should have carbon emissions front of mind.

2020 Carbon reduction targets

Reducing carbon emissions is pertinent for universities in 2020, because they had hoped to meet a 43% reduction target set by the Higher Education Funding Council for England in 2009.

While most universities may not be on track to achieve this, there have been successes.

The University Carbon Progress Report showed carbon emissions from UK higher education providers falling from 1.7 million tonnes to 1.6 million tonnes in the year to 2017/18.

So how can your university do better, on campus and throughout the supply chain?

Here are 4 buying policies that can make a difference:

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