Free event: Sustainability, carbon and waste reduction in Scottish NHS Catering

News item posted on Tuesday, October, 28th filed under all news, events

Screen Shot 2014-10-28 at 16.11.49NHS boards are under pressure to improve sustainability, recycle more, reduce carbon and save money. New Scottish Waste Regulations have wide-reaching affects, including banning macerators and mandating food waste recycling.

This free educational seminar brings together NHS professionals from catering, waste and procurement teams across Scotland for a useful introduction to complex subjects, and an opportunity to discuss your experiences with our experts.

Who should attend: catering managers; national / board procurement staff; waste management officers; Health Facilities Scotland; communications teams.

Date: 20th November 2014, 10:30am-14:00

Lunch and refreshments provided

Where: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

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Community Fund – Meesden Village Committee – October Update

News item posted on Monday, October, 27th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

Sweet ShopWe are still operating the shop every Friday, selling sweets, home made cakes, tea, coffee etc and always have a selection of vegetables that have been grown on the community garden. The community garden itself is now bare of most vegetables, with only a few Turnips and Brussels Sprouts left to pick.

Over the winter months we will be preparing the soil for next years growing season and plan to use some of your funding for this. We are in the process of getting feedback from the villagers regarding how we can put our village hall to best use. Thanks to Vegware’s generous help we will now be able to fund some of the ideas we receive.Thanks again!

Community Fund – Royal Edinburgh Gardens – October Update

News item posted on Monday, October, 20th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

7199f790-179d-4da3-80c6-aacd6828fe49With the vacation date of the Myreside site being the end of October it has allowed for a full season of growing and with the help of John and a team of very committed volunteers then a great year of growing has been possible.

The North Garden had its final, but possibly one of the best years of produce yet. Peas, beans, kales, more than you could shake a stick at. Spring greens, potatoes (firsts, seconds and late crop), onions from seed and set, garlic, carrots, beetroots, courgettes, squash, parsnips and the most amazing crop of sweetcorn! The usual leafly greens were grown in the South Garden along with a great crop of rhubarb, soft fruit (Tay, Logan and blackberries), flowers and herbs.
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New job at our Edinburgh HQ!

News item posted on Thursday, October, 16th filed under all news, jobs

Vegware_infographic_growth-scotlandVegware is Scotland’s 3rd fastest growing firm, so it’s not surprising we’re hiring again.

 

We are currently looking for a new Account Executive to join our team (job ad here)

 

Follow the link for the full info on this position. And if you think you or a friend would be a good fit, then we look forward to seeing those applications!

Vegware wins the SME category at the Finance for the Future 2014 awards!

News item posted on Wednesday, October, 15th filed under all news, awards

IMG_20141014_222045Hooray! The Finance for the Future Awards can see that sustainability, leadership and innovation are engrained in everything we do as we’ve just been announced the winner of the SME category at the ceremony last night.

 

We’re absolutely delighted to have won!

 

Here’s our Abi showing off our brand new trophy :)

 

 

Community Fund – Greener Leith – September Update

News item posted on Monday, October, 13th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

9Ty9FeuigycwZV3KKr2pCAjN3eHFPbv9IjWPZqzLduMGreener Leith receives more funding for the Children’s Orchard

Since the Children’s Orchard was planted up in 2010 Greener Leith has had the wish to make more of it;  to create a fully functioning educational resource, benefiting local school children as well as the wider local community.  With the excellent news of more funding on the way from Awards for All we have come a step closer to achieving this.  First of all and most importantly , the trees will be labelled so people will be able to see what is actually growing in the orchard as until now we felt that it was better for them to grow in relative anonymity while they were small and easily vandalised.  Secondly, we have funding for Forest School lessons.

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Guess who’s in the Caterer Product Excellence Awards…

News item posted on Friday, October, 10th filed under all news, awards

Vegware in Caterer Product Excellence Awards 2014

Yeah, it’s us! We are a finalist in three categories:

We’re really pleased to have been selected out of so many entries, so we’re pleased even if this is as far as we get. Wish us luck!

New job in Edinburgh: Environmental Advisor

News item posted on Friday, October, 10th filed under all news, jobs

Eilidh Brunton Vegware Group Recycling ConsultantJoin us! Or more specifically, join Eilidh and her mini wheelie bin! We are looking for an Environmental Advisor to join our Environmental team. For this role we are looking for someone who combines a relevant environmental qualification with fantastic people and organisational skills.

 

It’s a varied role that may entail donning your boots to visit a food waste facility, dressing up as the Bin Detective to give a school assembly, answering questions at a client’s green day, as well as plenty of crunching figures and managing data at our Edinburgh office. Here is the job ad – please share with anyone who you think is the kind of smart cookie we’d like :)

Representing the UK in the EU’s Environmental Awards!

News item posted on Thursday, October, 9th filed under all news, awards

Vegware in EBAE European Business Awards for the EnvironmentYes, we’re representing the UK! Back in May we heard that we were among the ten UK finalists being put forward to the European Business Awards for the Environment. Here’s Lucy being handed our certificate. And now we know that Vegware, together with our friends The Bay Fish and Chips, are the two firms chosen to represent the UK in this prestigious competition.

 

The 17 finalists come from 9 countries. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Lyon on 1 December 2014 at the Pollutec exhibition of environmental technologies in Lyon, France.

 

European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potočnik said: “The companies shortlisted for the European Business Awards for the Environment have a proven track record in combining business success and respect for the environment. They showcase real-world experience of the fruits of eco-innovation.” Too right, Janez. See you in Lyon!

Community Fund – Rhubarb Farm – September Update

News item posted on Thursday, October, 9th filed under all news, Vegware Community Fund

218In September Rhubarb Farm hosted The Langwith Show. It is a traditional village show, with much more besides. Besides the Show marquee and lots of entries, as well as belly-dancers, a rock band, a dog agility display, a brass band and a Fun Dog Show. There were lots of activities and other entertainments and people flocked in from a wide area. This third show demonstrated that it has now become an annual event that people look forward to and gives Langwith people something to be proud of. 45 people volunteered as helpers on the day.

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