Friday 17 April 2020

Go Green with envii

Bio8 was founded by entrepreneur Andrew Hiron in 2006, he created the envii product range, the small company currently has 14 members of staff and is based in Chesterfield and it supplies a range of organic products for the Garden, Pond and Household. 

The garden products include Compost & Additives, Lawn Care, Organic Gardening, Plant Fertilisers & Pest Control.

Until this month, 90% of their sales came from Amazon and the remainder from its own e-commerce website. Being concerned that Amazon had reduced the categories of garden and pond items to be restocked, due to focussing on household staples and medical supplies. In addition with gardeners UK-wide champing at the bit and ready to garden, and those in lockdown wanting to make more use of their gardens and grow food for the first time, plus the availability of fertilisers and growing aids suddenly and severely being in short supply and restricted due to garden centres and many DIY sheds closed until further notice.

Bio8 decided to create an envii specific website for direct on line sales for gardeners in addition to the  web site, which now focuses on Industrial Cleaning, Land Remediation & Polyurethane Removal side of the business.

The company has seen such a massive increase in sales during the lockdown that it has had to warn Royal Mail to send bigger collection vans. It’s uplifting to hear of the UK based small company doing well during these times, and if our economy is to recover after the lockdown we will need to look at buying local and supporting British Industry.

The three products that were of interest to me as an #IsolatedGardener with no access to my allotment and not having plant feed products at home were Feed and Protect, Feed and Fortify and as I’m trying to compost at home on a small scale the Compost Accelerator, and I'm looking forward to playing with them and reporting my findings. 

As a benefit of buying directly from Envii, they offer free delivery to the whole of the UK as standard. This is applicable to their entire product range, from a small packet of Sludge Klear tablets, to a large container of SeaFeed Xtra.

For their customers outside of the UK, delivery charges will be calculated and applied during the checkout process. They use a range of couriers for international deliveries to give them the ability to offer the cheapest shipping rates for their customers.

All orders that are ordered before 2pm Monday-Friday will be shipped the same day. Orders placed after this time will be dispatched the next working day.

In addition they use packaging materials that can be repurposed and composted, these guys walk the walk as well as talk the talk on being environmentally friendly, If you visit their web site and scroll to the bottom of the home page and register for their newsletter you will get a 10% discount code for your first order.

The small print - I have not been paid to write this article, just great to hear of a small UK Company having success in these difficult times.

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