Booker Flowers and Gifts in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, are proud to have once again won the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Innovation in Business Awards - Responsible Business Environment Award 2022. A recognition of the continued work they are doing to reduce the environmental impact of their business.
They also won the Environmental and Climate award in the Liverpool Chamber Innovation in Business Awards 2021. To have won for the 2nd year recognizes the work they are doing from year to year, examining each area of the business to make continued improvements.
On receiving the award, owner Gemma Wakerley said:
“We are delighted to have won the Liverpool Chamber of Commerce Responsible Business Environmental Award for a 2nd year. We have been on a journey since 2015 to work in the most sustainable way possible, taking into account environmental and socio-economic factors. I am pleased to see that environmental awards are now commonplace in the business community awards agenda. This can only serve to increase what businesses are doing to help preserve the world we all live in. At Booker Flowers and Gifts being eco-friendly, community-minded, and buying responsibly is part of what we do, and to be recognized for this fills us with pride.”
The award ceremony at Liverpool World’s Museums new event space was a celebration of innovation among Liverpool City region firms. With over 500 attendees, the Liverpool Chamber Awards night is one of the highlights of the business calendar, and competition is strong in all categories.
Since winning the award in 2021, Booker Flowers and Gifts has continued to introduce measures to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact. Such as going paperless and starting to compost green waste.
When asked about what business can do to be greener, Gemma said:
“Going green is about making small, easy changes and building from there. I am delighted that now green issues are on the agenda for the government. It is a lot easier to access help and support: This last year, I have worked with a Liverpool John Moores University student to help develop a system that has allowed the shop to go paperless whilst also improving productivity and customer service. The student is now able to take this system to market, so this will not only help us, it will help other florists as well, and we are very happy that we have helped in the development of an entrepreneur. We have more plans to carry on this sustainable path, so watch this space! I would encourage other businesses to make the changes they can for the benefit of the environment. These all add up, and SMEs together really can make a big impact”.