Going green – a round up of news from members

With the government announcing this week new climate change commitments to cut carbon emissions by 78 per cent before 2035, it’s good to see our members playing their part to protect and enhance our environment.

Roy Lodge Utility Warehouse – the company is changing all their fleet to electrical and have committed to planting a whole woodland every year. CBS Waste Group ensure they take every opportunity to dispose of your waste in the most environmentally friendly ways.

Ed’s Gardening Services – Ali advised members that no rain is forecast until the first week of May so your lawns and plants will be feeling a bit thirsty. Recycling used water or rainfall captured in a water butt to keep your garden fresh while helping the planet!  Another way of combatting the effects of climate change is working from home or virtually saving on fuel and emissions. People spending more time at home and the fine weather have led to K A Page Groundworks seeing a huge increase in enquiries for drop kerbs – 22 this month alone! William at The Complete Mortgage Company works remotely at his office in St Ives town centre, arranging mortgages for clients all over the UK –  including currently re-mortgages for clients in Norfolk and Leeds, via email, phone and post.

Marina of Your VA Consultant works all over the UK too from her home in Houghton as a virtual assistant providing businesses with admin, invoices, office and business management. M & D Flooring has a home select service as well as a shop in St Ives. The company is busy this week installing new flooring at the Brampton Mill. If you are working from home or have staff who are, and they are using Office 365 KTS Computers can help check they have set up their permissions correctly. KTS has recently had three incidents of businesses seeking their support where the permissions were hacked on a phishing email. Be cyber safe – not sorry!

Jo Crouchman Voxxlife is co-hosting an international online event on Saturday at 5pm highlighting the benefits of their neurotech which uses a pattern to trigger responses in the body to combat coping with pain, balance, insomnia and aid general health and well being. To register contact Jo at      Worried that you are not getting noticed online?  Then one way of improving this is by pushing your ranking up on search engines.  Polar the Web People can advise on the use of the right buzz words on websites to achieve this, including having a Frequently Asked Questions FAQ section linked to articles in News sections. GM Property Solutions – the company which turns below market value properties into quality family and shared homes – is creating a buzz. They have 51 tenancies with more than 90 per cent occupancy all year! The company is also due news on a planning decision on a house split – so if you are looking at investment in a project such as this to let your money work harder for you contact Glenn.

More good news from Purser & Luxford – the St Ives car firm is giving valeting to all cars brought in for servicing and repairs! And Heritage Wills is now open for face to face appointments at its office on the Quay in the town, for all those looking to get their affairs in order but have been putting them off due to Covid restrictions and Lockdown.

Guests: Chartered Financial Advisor Rachel of Amstee & Co – retirement planning specialist; and Simon of Greenhill Clubhouse, who have teamed up with American Golf Driving Range, and are serving great food and events in Hemingford Abbots.


Adam Smith is a powerlifting champion who works with colleague Lily Yu at Nova Performance, a weightlifting and powerlifting gym in St Ives. Adam said they pride themselves on creating an environment where people can improve their fitness successfully in a friendly, committed and dedicated space, where there is a real sense of community amongst those seeking to achieve their goals in private coaching or group sessions. For Adam creating the right environment is very important. “We write programmes tailored to members’ own unique goals, but for us it is not all about the programme you have but the environment you train in to achieve success.”

The gym is open to all, whatever your standard of fitness, from beginners to those who may wish to compete in powerlifting and weightlifting, with classes starting at 6am for early starters. Members book through PT Minder, which gives them a record and log of their workouts. For those looking to make a difference, Adam, said they need to train at least three times a week, either in personal training sessions or classes.

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Compiled by Collette Parker 20 20 Communications.