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We live by our values – they define who we work with, how we work and how we show up day-to-day
Unique offices and co-working spaces
at every interaction, on every activity, every time
do the right thing; build trust don’t break it
it’s all about people; build and develop relationships
work together, build bridges, make connections
make it happen, do it well; do it once
We’re not a huge business but we believe we have a big part to play in our society, whether that is through our environmental impact or links with our local communities.
We believe in taking informed action but not stalling for too much information when we can just get things done. That’s why we have a clear but evolving sustainability plan and day-to-day try to take every decision with the wider people and planet environment at heart.
We’re going to share the journey and honestly share the ups and downs. Our experience so far is that this stuff isn’t easy so helping others understand the journey might help us all. We’re open to feedback so if you have ideas or suggestions get in touch.
Let’s start with numbers – 222 Tonnes of CO2 produced by our activities as measured by SME Climate Hub for Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Is that calculation right? Probably not but it’s hopefully not too far away so we’re taking that as a start and looking to reduce by 50% by 2030 and be carbon neutral by 2035. We’re working on defining Scope 3. Our iterative plan is to: MEASURE REDUCE OFFSET REPEAT
Confused by the terminology?
To see what we’ve done and some of the projects that we’re working on then scroll through the panels below or follow us on social media. We’ll publish the detailed plan as soon as it is available.
We’re working on new ideas every day and constantly meeting new partners. We’re proud to be members of Oxfordshire Greentech – one of our resource partners for the journey.
Since 2022, we have collected and recycled electrical waste from our clients through a registered WEEE provider. This is now an annual programme keeping electrical waste from landfill.
We recovered waste wood from a site refurbishment and worked with local recycling partners Bicester Green to turn this into wildlife boxes for birds, bats and hedgehogs.
In a successful pilot, we removed single use plastic soap dispensers from our largest site and replaced them with a sustainable, refillable product. We are now rolling this out across other sites. The packaging is recycled / recyclable, they are UK manufactured (lower miles) + the products are vegan based / sustainable.
After research on IT hardware spec, we have changed the operating temperature of the Air-Con units in our server rooms to a slightly higher temperature. This reduces over-cooling and energy use.
In 2023, 76% of our Energy Use came from renewables tariffs. As contracts come up for renewal we will change these over until we are 100% renewables.
Recycling innovation – we use a carpet tile recycling programme called ReStart from Tarkett to return our old floor tiles back to a useful life on the floor again.
Our latest project – innovative radiator control valves that allow our clients to set bespoke schedules for when they are in the office and check-out when they aren’t there. Great savings that also give more control to our clients in their space.
Here are some of the local charities we support, striving to make a positive impact together.
We’re very fortunate to be providing quality homes and high-spec offices so wanted to do something housing related to help support others who struggled in these areas. We’re therefore very happy to support Youth Concern who help local young people with counselling, emergency accommodation and support to progress in their lives.
Youth Concern provide a safe place for young people to meet and access support through a drop-in centre and a soon to be opened safe house. We believe in their ethos of helping some of the most vulnerable young people to get on the right track early in their lives before long-term issues arise.
Click below if you’d like to know more or would like to donate directly to them.
Point of Difference is owned and operated by Andy and Vashti Bedwell. We’re a husband and wife partnership who have worked together for around 20 years and been married a bit longer than that.
Guardian House – Banbury
The Old Bakery – Bicester
Perch Co-working – Bicester
Perch Studios – Bicester
Bicester Innovation Centre – Bicester
St Edburgs Hall – Bicester
Market House – Aylesbury
Email : [email protected]
Phone: 01869 690 126