Sponsors and patrons
Here are all the generous people and organisations who have helped Blue Patch.
Naturesave Insurance, founded in 1993, is the UK’s leading green and ethical insurance provider. Blue Patch are delighted to welcome our very own Blue Patch insurers as Patrons. “Naturesave’s ethos is to use insurance to promote sustainability, so we are delighted with our Blue Patch partnership and hope that we can help their community of creative businesses become even more sustainable” Says Matthew Van Den Elst, Director Naturesave insure some of the UK’s greenest homes, organisations and individuals. They have been awarded most ethical insurance company status by the ethical comparison site the Good Shopping Guide and recommended by Ethical Consumer magazine. Their commercial activities fund their registered charity, The Naturesave Trust which, to date, has raised over £750,000 for green causes across the UK. Naturesave operates as a Living Wage employer and a carbon neutral business. They also lobby the insurance industry to divest from fossil fuels and invest in renewables – we’re so delighted that Naturesave are Gold Patrons.
We’re thrilled to welcome Thrive Renewables PLC as Gold Patrons. The most critical issue of our time is climate change so we’re overjoyed to have patrons who are safeguarding the planet. Here’s a few words from MD Matthew Clayton as to why they picked us! "Thrive Renewables exists to connect people to clean energy projects, providing a rewarding relationship with the UKs transition to a cleaner, smarter energy system. We identify with Blue Patch’s mission to connect up vibrant, sustainable businesses across the country. We are both raising consciousness and empowering a growing community of individuals to bring about change."
Pukka Herbs are delighted to be the wellbeing supporter of Blue Patch. Pukka harnesses the incredible power of nature through its award-winning organic and ethically sourced herbal teas and food supplements. Founded in 2001 by Tim Westwell and herbalist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka’s mission is to create a world where plants play a central role in human health and wellbeing. Pukka is a beacon for sustainable and ethical business. All Pukka’s teas are certified Fair for Life, one of the highest independent fair trade standards in the world and many of its teas use FairWild herbs. Pukka is a B-Corporation, signifying its ongoing commitment to put people and planet ahead of profits. And over one percent of its sales are given to environmental causes around the world every year through 1% for the Planet
Thanks to Ecotricity our world will grow cleaner and safer. Generous, longstanding sponsors of all our endeavours, starting in 2012 when Blue Patch's Founder was running environmental projects for kids - and they've never got away! Ecotricity are both members and sponsors of Blue Patch's first sustainable department store, October 1st, 2016.
Jacqui Gordon and Ian Dunn have made over 500 kitchens and will be making many more. They make fitted furniture too - so you're in luck if you need a super experienced, reliable company with a genius for design to help you make the perfect home. Jacqui and Ian are generous and supportive Blue Patch members - we're so lucky to have them on board. Sponsors for our inaugural department store (Dulwich, October 1st 2016).
Lordship Flooring Company are local to Blue Patch HQ and even laid our floors! We're thrilled they have decided to sponsor our first sustainable department store in Dulwich Village. They have this to say about keeping it local "Our customers increasingly understand the value of supporting conscientious local businesses - a meaningful transaction brings more joy to long term purchases and ensures quality products and the best service. Working with and supporting British manufacturers enables us to achieve this."
Our wonderful local sports club has joined the pantheon of Blue Patch backers. JAGS have these kind words about why they decided to jump in the deep end to sponsor, 'At JAGS Sports Club, we take great pride in investing in our local community and that’s why we think Blue Patch is a fantastic initiative, worth supporting.' ...Blue Patch team keep in shape on a daily basis by swimming at JAGS!
Petermans have kindly stepped up to become the Blue Patch Headline Film Sponsors - and Jane and Mole only called in on Wendy by chance...Petermans is a truly local business, established in 1962 by brothers Sidney and Warner Peterman. Today the company is run by cousins Howard Peterman and Wendy Peterman. Howard is based in the Edgware Office and Wendy runs the Herne Hill office. Both offices have long term members of staff, most of whom have over 7 years’ service. Soon to be opening - Petermans in Park Hall Road, West Dulwich.
Blue Patch are delighted to have Daisy Lets & Sales as department store sponsors - a dynamic independent lettings agency and property management company based on Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22. Started by Claire and Eliot in recognition that there is a need for a decent, honest company to manage landlords' properties.
Consistently reviewed as one of the best garden centres in the country and an oasis of colour and delicious scent, Alleyn Park are going to be bringing Blue Patch's 1st pop up Sustainable Department Store to life with their plants. “I’m delighted to be able to help support, in a small way, this marvellous venture. Highlighting the wealth of sustainable, and utterly desirable, products in such a unique way will ensure every visitor has a great experience.” Karen Kidd. Founder and Managing Director.
Provider of integrated office solutions, Anglo were looking for a local charity, event or social enterprise to support and the UK’s first Sustainable Department Store ticked all the boxes for Anglo. As a business they are constantly looking at ways to reduce their own and their customers impact on the environment. Being sponsors of Blue Patch's very first sustainable department store in 2016 presented an ideal opportunity to promote this. Anglo happen to be local to Blue Patch HQ so naturally naturally we popped over to see them hard at work. Anglo also kindly supported the Blue Patch spacehive campaign.
Thank you for being Blue Patch's No 1 fans. You believed it was the right thing to do. We miss you both.