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The apple man: an interview with Cornish Orchards’ Andy Atkinson

January 25, 2013
Author: Hannah

We talked to Eden Project supplier Andy Atkinson, managing director of Cornish Orchards, to find out how he’s created a thriving – and sustainable – drinks business in just over a decade. Today, Duloe-based Cornish Orchards is growing a business supplying the likes of Sharp’s Brewery, the Eden Project, and even clients in Australia. They [...]

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Experiential learning for staff engagement

January 14, 2013
Author: Hannah

Sue Hill, Learning Director on Eden Project’s business leadership programme, explains how creating experiential learning opportunities for staff is a vital part of employee engagement. Read her tips on how to make this happen where you work. What is experiential learning and why bother? At Eden we like to describe it as learning about how [...]

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Cool corporate gift ideas

October 18, 2012
Author: admin

We think it’s time to shake up the world of corporate gifts and executive presents, and with this in mind we’ve selected a range of cool corporate gifts that any business would be proud to send. Our eclectic collection is deliberately not corporate and the originality of the gifts will certainly make the right impression. [...]

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How to create a business action plan for change

October 17, 2012
Author: Hannah

Eden’s business leadership team has been working with a whole host of companies to help them create change in their organisation – from Cornish hotels to multinational corporations such as Eli Lilly and EDF Energy. We tailor each of our Green Foundation programmes to suit a business’s special focus, whether it be an interest in [...]

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How to engage small businesses in sustainability

October 16, 2012
Author: Guest

Karen Cook works on the coalface of sustainability communications, getting small businesses to engage in the issue, as Lloyds TSB Commercial’s Head of Sustainability. She shares her top five tips on how best to motivate people to think green.   1. Meet people where they are We’ve found that businesses engage in sustainability from one [...]

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Eli Lilly business leadership programme at the Eden Project

July 13, 2012
Author: Hannah

Earlier this summer we welcomed Eli Lilly, the oldest global pharmaceutical company in the world, to Eden to take part in our Green Foundation business leadership programme. Directors from across Europe and Australia converged on the site for an immersive experience that would help them focus on leadership, purpose and embedding a strong sense of [...]

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Be part of our testing team

June 5, 2012
Author: admin

The Eden Project Digital team is conducting some user-testing so we can make the website as easy as possible to use. We’re looking for a small number of people to take part in a simple online, card-sorting exercise that should take less than 15 minutes to complete. If you can spare 10 to 15 minutes and [...]

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Business leadership programme at the Eden Project

June 5, 2012
Author: Hannah

We’ve just released some new summer dates for places on our award winning Green Foundation business development programme at a special introductory rate. The two-day leadership programme enables participants to get underneath Eden as a business and focus on how to engage employees, gain traction in sustainable leadership and inspire innovation and change with tools [...]

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Five tips to kick-start change in your business

May 22, 2012
Author: Hannah

If your business is keen to get its head around the low-carbon agenda, and make the most of the opportunities it throws up, have a look at our five top business tips. They’ve been put together by Eden experts who’ve worked with over 300 businesses here on the Green Foundation programme, giving them the tools [...]

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How to manage and reduce your business waste

March 21, 2012
Author: Hannah

Here at Eden we welcome around a million visitors a year – all eating and drinking in our cafes, and buying products in our shop. As a business we’ve had to think quite carefully about which materials we buy, and how we can reduce and recycle waste. That means thinking about everything from how the [...]

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