Sharon Lashley of Enviro

Sharon Lashley of Enviro

Green consultant puts down roots

A North East environmental consultancy firm which helps businesses improve their green credentials has acquired new office space as it looks to continue growing.

Enviro UK Consultants Ltd, established in 2013, provides a business consultancy service specialising in environmental, sustainability, energy and waste management.

As well as consultancy and project management, the company has seen a significant increase in demand for environmental and waste management training courses.

Working with companies to address energy usage, Enviro carry out feasibility surveys to establish training needs and to help businesses ensure they are complying with environmental laws and legislations.

Director Sharon Lashley said: “Having previously worked from home, I decided the time was right to expand and move into my own office at the North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC).

"The training arm of the business has really taken off in the last six months so I am delighted to be in a position to further grow the business.

“I have always had an interest in the environment and ways to improve it. I believe if we all do what we can, no matter how small, it does make a big difference.

“Our services can range from renewable energy, solar panels and heating to waste management. As a registered trainer for the Chartered Institute of Environment Health (CIEH) and the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) I am delighted that businesses are taking on board their waste management responsibilities and ensuring employees are fully aware of their own responsibilities.”

Sharon has worked with the emergency services, local authorities, manufacturers, community groups and charities and recently supported the BIC with the installation of their PV tracker and solar panels.

She added: “The BIC have supported us since the early stages of the business and are now providing me with an ideal space to expand.

“I have been fortunate enough to work closely with the BIC on their mission to be more energy efficient. I have also been able to support some of the BIC’s European projects by being a mentor to an entrepreneur visiting from Spain.

“The flexible lease terms available at the BIC are hugely important to a growing business such as ours. It allows you to plan for unexpected times."