Professional services

 

Admin, architects, banks, events, health professionals... 


ADMIN

 

NK Services
8 Belgravia Mews, Surbiton ,KT1 2LP

About us: "I'm a local PA/EA/Administrator offering part-time support to small businesses. I walk or cycle to local clients, and am keen to keep costs to a minimum in as green a way as possible: refilling printer cartridges, using both sides of the paper, turning down heating and turning off unused PCs – all helping to save the planet and your money.

Green awards and accreditations:

TTK comment:

Phone:  020 8549 1746 or 077 9154 7919

Website:

Email: belgraviamews@talk21.com

                          

 

ARCHITECTS

 

The Cave Co-operative
1 Parkgate Close, Kingston KT2 7LU 

About us: "Cave Co-operative is a sustainable architectural practice with a social business model. Cave focus on sustainable construction techniques and design solutions that bring out the full potential of a project whilst minimising environmental impact."

Green awards and accreditations:

TTK comment: "Very friendly and approachable - green thinking well explained."

Phone: 020 8549 7532  

Website: http://www.cave.coop/

Email: info@cave.coop

 

 

BANKING

 

Co-operative Bank
High Street, Kingston, national

About us: "Proud to be named World's Most Sustainable Bank...This recognises our embedded and all-encompassing approach to sustainability, from our green electricity procurement to our groundbreaking customer campaigns..." 

Green awards and accreditations: Financial Times Sustainable Bank of the Year

TTK comment: "Widely used by green and other local groups because as well as its sound ethical policies, the Co-op offers free banking to community groups. Friendly too - the manager is approachable and open to suggestions."

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Website: www.co-operativebank.co.uk

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ESTATE AGENTS

 

Sellmyhome.co.uk
88 Peterborough Road, Hammersmith And Fulham, London SW6 3HH

About us: "By allowing people to sell their homes online without the need for a high street estate agent, they can make significant savings e.g. if you owned a £350,000 home then you'd save nearly £6000 in fees. The environmental benefits are just as significant: unlike most estate agents we don't have work cars - we have no need for them as the seller deals with the buyer directly. We are also able to sell properties across the country from our one office as we don't need numerous high street shops, each of which would have its own environmental impact." 

Phone: 0203 44 12345

Website: https://www.sellmyhome.co.uk

Email: info@sellmyhome.co.uk‚Äč

 

 

 

EVENTS

 

Green Futures Festivals Co Ltd
Kingston Environment Centre, 1 Kingston Road, New Malden

About us: "Green event organisers, consultants and trainers, mainly but not exclusively running larger outdoor events. We have experience in running events using the greenest possible criteria and ideas, and help other organisers wishing to produce green events by: using small scale renewable energy systems for power supplies; travel plans which advance the use of cycling and public transport; featuring campaigns and exhibits with environmental aims; providing speakers and workshops on environmental themes and entertainment with an eco edge; compliance with green ethics for all possible event supplies; training staff to adhere to environmental policies; using our excellent network of contacts built over 2 decades; continually researching and updating our knowledge."

Green awards and accreditations: Active in implementing BS 8901 Sustainable Event Management systems (Stakeholder since 2007). Apply their own green star standard for assessing events, initiated the Registered Green Steward training programme in 2003.

TTK comment: "Definitely a very green and active local company that supports local, regionl and national green festivals."

Phone: 020 8549 2698

Website: http://greenfuturesfestivals.org.uk

Email: info@greenfuturesfestivals.org.uk

 

Kingston Quaker Centre
Fairfield East, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2PT

About us: You can read more about the building at http://www.kingstonquakers.org/FILES/KingstonQuakerCentreDownload_4Apr14_v1a.pdf

Green awards and accreditations:

TTK comment: "Recently completed to very high standards of sustainability, so probably one of the greenest buildings in Kingston and definitely the greenest meeting place in our area."

Phone: 020 3092 8743

Website: http://www.kingstonquakers.org/index.htm

Email: kqc@kingstonquakers.org

 

 

HEALTH

 

Jiva Dental         
80 Eden Street, Kingston KT1 1DD

About us: "As a practice, we’re carbon-neutral and always look for ways to reduce our impact on our environment. Our electricity supply is 100% renewable sourced - wind, solar and water – from Ecotricity. We use energy-efficient lighting throughout our practice. We’ve used wood and Marmoleum (manufactured from sustainable resources) to cover our floors. We try to operate without using paper. All patient records are computerised. Any paper used is recycled. We provide safe removal and replacement of mercury containing amalgam fillings. Fillings are trapped in a special amalgam separator, and disposed of responsibly – reducing likelihood of polluting water supplies. Our mineral water supplier returns all profits into clean-water projects by installing wells and water pumps inIndiaandMali. Although digital x-rays cost us more than conventional x-rays, they cut 75-90% of radiation exposure and do not require toxic chemicals for film processing. We recycle everything currently possible. Staff either walk, cycle or use public transport to work."

Green awards and accreditations: 2007 Green Guardian Green Business of the Year; 2009, nominated for best green business by Kingston Council; Carbon Neutral award by the Carbon Neutral Company®, assessed by Edinburgh Centre For Carbon Management; 9 tonnes CO2 emissions offset in 1st year. Certified carbon neutral, Winner of Green Guardian Business Award

TTK comment: "If you can afford a private dentist (or the insurance to cover it) Bob Bhamra's practice offers a pleasant and friendly ambience as well as kind and efficient care for your teeth. They seem to have thought of every possible environmental issue for their business."

Phone:  020 8546 0011    

Website: www.jivadental.co.uk

Email: reception@jivadental.co.uk

 

Kingston Natural Health Centre
31 Old London Road,Kingston KT2 6ND

About us: Natural therapies, remedies and organic hairdressing

Green awards and accreditations:

TTK comment: "One of the new local shops selling specialist organic products."

Phone: 020 8549 8000  

Website: http://kingstonnaturalhealth.com/

Email: info@kingstonnaturalhealth.com

 

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