Sustainable hosting Environmentally conscious

For more than 20 years we’ve built our business on honesty, transparency and a desire to deliver. As well as looking after our customers, we’re constantly working hard to make a positive environmental difference, both locally and globally.

Here are some of our initiatives.

Our focus on the environment

Carbon negative emissions

Update: we’re looking to support new enivormental causes

Our support of the Woodland Trust has now ended.  We’re now looking at a variety of local environmental endeavours to support in it’s place; not least to become more actively involved in a project ourselves!  Here’s the info on our WT support from years past for reference:

 

Achieving carbon negative emissions

There’s no getting around it, our hosting infrastructure generates around 135 tonnes of carbon every year. However, we work directly with The Woodland Trust to offset more than our own energy consumption.

Woodland Trust

The Woodland Trust is the largest woodland conservation charity in the UK. Through its Woodland Carbon project we contribute funding to help with the planting of new native woodland. The project aims to plant on average 25m2 of woodland for each tonne of CO2 emitted, absorbing CO2 emissions from the atmosphere and storing them in the trees as they grow.

We’re committed to planting 7,500m2 of new woodland through this scheme, each and every year. That’s the equivalent of removing 300 tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere, more than double what our hosting infrastructure creates.

We’re committed
to planting
7,500m2
of new woodland

Greener office power

Cleaner, greener office power

We’re proud to use Opus Energy as the power provider for our Manchester offices. Opus delivers renewable source electricity as standard, helping us to achieve our sustainability goals.

Responsible data centre power

Responsible data centre power

In addition to our own efforts to mitigate the impact of our workload, our data centre provider, Datum, also draws on renewable power. In fact, when you combine our data centre power provider’s efforts with our own participation in The Woodland Carbon project, you could even say we’re carbon negative.

Working from home

Working from home

Our team members enjoy the perk of being able to work flexibly from home or from the office.
Not only does this help our people spend a little more time with their families, but it also helps reduce congestion on the road and rail networks during the working week.

Recycling

Considerate hardware recycling

Tech Recycle

Our hosting business can generate waste material, mainly in the form of spent hardware. However, with the help of Tech Recycle, every defunct server, switch, router, printer and desktop PC is recycled rather than sent to landfill.

As an added environmental bonus, Tech Recycle also commits to planting new trees for every piece of hardware recycled through it, as part of its business model.

Recycled
rather than sent
to landfill

The Green Web Foundation

Partnering with The Green Web Foundation

The Green Web Foundation

Don’t just take our word for it. As a partner of The Green Web Foundation, our sustainable hosting credentials are independently assessed and verified for their environmental suitability.

Our focus on society

Non-profit activities

Non-profit activities

For most charities, every last penny is crucial. Each pound saved on web hosting means an extra pound can be spent directly on core activities.

That’s why we provide free hosting to more than 600 UK charities, donating 10% of our capacity to good causes. View our Charity Hosting page.

WordPress user groups

WordPress user groups

As WordPress is a key component of what we do, we’re helping to grow its grassroots community within the UK. From supporting monthly meetups across the country, to actively participating in online events and discussion, we make sure our peers and prentices continue to flourish.

Our focus on community

Hire and train in the UK

We don’t outsource any of our support department roles. We never have and it’s unlikely we ever will.

Every one of our team members is hired and trained exclusively within the UK. When you pick up the phone and call us, you’ll speak to someone recruited locally. It gives us more control over the quality of our service, and that’s what makes us different.

A Living Wage employer

We believe it’s important to invest in people. That’s why we pay the real Living Wage. It’s higher than the government minimum and it is voluntarily paid by UK businesses who believe their people deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

It’s perfectly aligned with our values and our long-term investment in our people, allowing us to provide an unrivalled experience for customers.

It really is a team thing

This isn’t just corporate spin, either. All our
team members have a similar attitude and outlook on life. It’s one of the reasons they came to us, and it’s part of why we recruited them.
We do the right thing, for the right reasons.

It’s also why we run an annual game-a-thon event, generating funds for local charities, as well as participating in other team events that benefit our local area and the wider region.

Ready to get started?

Are you ready for outstanding service and impeccable hosting, with an eye firmly fixed on a sustainable future? We’re so convinced you’ll love what we do, we’ll even give you a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you ever decide you want to leave us you can close your account and we’ll refund the last 30 days of your hosting fees.

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