Saving cash and energy is child’s play

A Bradley Stoke children’s playground specialist was visited by Metro Mayor Dan Norris to see how the local company is benefiting from a Green Business Grant scheme.

Pentagon Play has received a grant £3,000 from the West of England Combined Authority which is led by Metro Mayor Dan Norris.  The cash injection means Pentagon Play can make energy saving improvements to their building. The business, which designs and installs playground equipment for schools and nurseries, is using their grant to fit eco-friendly LED lighting with sensors to help save energy.

The Metro Mayor is urging more of the West of England’s small and medium-sized businesses to take advantage of grants which can make them greener and save them money. Applications for grants close on 25 June.

Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “Protecting our planet whilst saving businesses money shouldn’t be complicated, it needs to be child’s play. I’m urging businesses across the West of England to answer the call – decisions taken now will determine what sort of world our children and grandchildren inherit. Thank you to James and the team for showing me around Pentagon Play’s HQ. I loved the obstacle course and the sturdy wooden mud kitchen. The local team was really enthusiastic and clearly proud of their work.”

James Collis-Pritchard Managing Director and owner of Pentagon Play said: “Our business focuses on developing learning and play environments for children of today to make the world a better place for the adults of tomorrow. We believe we have clear responsibilities to make changes to our practices which support sustainable and green trading. As well as our lighting improvements we have also purchased EV’s to reduce our emissions and are constantly reviewing our methods and implementing changes to the way operate with the focus on reducing our carbon footprint to zero.”

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