News: Councillors Visit Bio

Posted on 18th July 2019

Top Tier Team Get Up Close and Personal with Workings of
Green Manufacturer

Burgess Hill Town Mayor, Cllr Roger Cartwright, Leader Cllr Robert Egglestone and Deputy Leader Cllr Joe Foster paid a visit to Burgess Hill based manufacturer of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, Bio-Productions, on Thursday (18 July).
Accompanied by the company’s Managing Director, Angela Gill, the special visitors were given a tour of the company’s HQ on the Victoria Business Park, where they had the chance to see the factory’s production line first-hand. They took in the whole site from the offices and boardroom (where unusually, two urinals grace the wall, in reference to the company’s place as one of the leading manufacturers of toilet blocks), through the laboratory, research & development and wet and dry production to labelling, packaging and the warehouse.
Throughout the visit, Angela and Operations Director, Phil Karn, showcased the diverse products that make up the Bio-Productions catalogue, which has significantly expanded since business began in 1984.

Angela Gill said: “It was a pleasure to showcase our company to the Council‘s top representatives. We are proud of our team here in Burgess Hill from where we manufacture and export our biological solutions globally. Our aim is to encourage local businesses, restaurants and schools to become greener and support local industry.”

The visit was also an opportunity to acknowledge the organisation’s recent successes. Business has been booming lately and Bio-Productions products are now shipped as far afield as Australia, India, South Korea and throughout Europe.  China and Qatar have also recently come aboard and Canada is currently trialling the products.

This innovative company, with faultless business acumen and community-based ethics plays an important role in the business community. The team has recently won two awards at the BHBiz Awards and were also shortlisted for two awards at the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards earlier this year. With philanthropy running through its production line, Bio-Productions are often at the heart of charity fundraising too. The organisation’s environmental ethos underpins everything, from product conception and testing to staff welfare, emotional and physical and its values revolve around quality, integrity, authenticity, genuine customer service and approachability.

Cllr Robert Eggleston, Leader of Burgess Hill Town Council said, “The town is fortunate to have such an innovative company like Bio Productions providing and marketing leading, environmentally friendly products around the world. The company has made us think hard about how we can use public procurement to bring more environmentally friendly products into facilities and to a wider audience. We understand that the company wants to expand and, as town councillors, we want to use what influence we can to help them realise their ambitions for their business.”

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