Following a series of events to celebrate 100 years in the business, colleagues from A.F. Blakemore have been getting their hands dirty as part of the company’s Environmental Focus week.

Between June 26 to June 30, A.F. Blakemore organised a number of initiatives that aimed to make a positive impact on the environment and promote the importance of growing a sustainable business for the next 100 years.

More than 300 colleagues spent a week litter picking in their local communities.

A.F. Blakemore Community Affairs Officer, Liz Bell, said: “I am delighted to see the work our volunteers achieved during the week. Not only will this impact the community and environment immediately, but we’ll also be converting the amount of litter collected throughout the week into trees, which we will plant later on in the year.”

During the week, the company also organised a showcase of electric and hybrid cars at its Willenhall head office.

A.F. Blakemore Commercial Director, Caoire Blakemore, said: “The business is committed to reducing its impact on the environment, and with more than 380 cars in the company fleet this is an area where we could significantly reduce our carbon footprint.”

Blakemore’s Property department also joined forces with UK Electrical Installations Ltd to improve the energy efficiency and reduce the utility bills of a women’s refuge in Wolverhampton.