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Meadfleet shortlisted in Unlock Net Zero Awards

Meadfleet shortlisted in Unlock Net Zero Awards

Open space management company Meadfleet have been shortlisted in the 2024 Unlock Net Zero Awards. Their Bee Friendly campaign has been recognised in the Biodiversity and Nature Award Category. The campaign aims to make open spaces more wildlife friendly and engage customers and communities in this approach. Not only are the areas Meadfleet manage now more biodiverse, but the enhancements also help mitigate climate change.

The shortlisting success recognises Meadfleet’s commitment to biodiversity whilst encouraging customers and future generations to join them in making green spaces more supportive of wildlife. The aims of their bee friendly campaign which launched in 2019 include:

  • Installing over 30,000 sqm of new wildflower
  • Creating 1km of new hedgerow
  • Planting over 80,000 nectar rich bulbs
  • Giving away 2000 bee hotels to customers and communities

The targets are all on track to be met or exceeded this year. Meadfleet use the campaign alongside other projects, to provide engagement and educational opportunities with their 40,000+ customers, plus local schools, and community groups, promoting the benefits of biodiversity and the importance of a mosaic of habitats within previously more formal landscapes.

Not only do additional areas of wildflower, hedgerow and tree planting on open spaces create more wildlife habitats and enrich their local environment, they also have a positive impact on the effects of climate change, reducing Co2 and absorbing water.

David King, Managing Director of Meadfleet commented:

“We are thrilled to be shortlisted amongst excellent competition in the 2024 Unlock Net Zero Awards for our Bee Friendly Campaign. Our team has been working hard to improve the open spaces we manage for biodiversity, so we are delighted that our achievements have been recognised by the judges. With the introduction of Biodiversity Net Gain legislation earlier this year it’s more important than ever for us to demonstrate to housebuilders our expertise and commitment in successfully managing wildlife habitats. We believe our Bee Friendly initiative demonstrates our commitment to biodiversity and responsible open space management.”

The Unlock Net Zero Awards are hosted in partnership with the British Property Federation and are focussed on recognising the achievements of the housing, built environment and property sectors.

For more information about the awards visit https://www.unlocknetzero.co.uk/awards

To find out more about Meadfleet’s approach to open space management visit www.meadfleet.co.uk