HERE welcomes Ecodesk
Ecodesk is the latest company to join the growing community at Bristol’s HERE and the sixth new arrival at the office space on Bath Road, BS4 since the iconic Bath Road Studios underwent a rebrand and extensive refurbishment last year.
With its focus on environmental sustainability Ecodesk is a perfect fit for the upcycled HERE workspace, and a welcome addition to its community of innovative businesses.
Ecodesk is an environmental, social and governance (ESG) data business that provides information for companies to improve their sustainability performance, particularly along their supply chains. This means they collect, analyse and output high quality information on metrics as diverse as modern slavery through to recycled waste.
Ecodesk work for major pharmaceutical, FMCG, retail and manufacturing firms to collect data from around 12,000 supplier organisations which helps their clients make smarter ESG driven decisions that reduce risk, improves non-financial reporting and builds long-term sustainable value. Much of their data is used to aid companies in meeting their obligations under frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to demonstrate to stakeholders that responsible business makes good business sense in the twenty-first century.
For Damien Smith, CEO of Ecodesk, HERE ticks all the boxes:
“We selected Bristol as a place to stage our next phase of growth primarily because of its strategy to position itself as a hub for greentech business, and with most of our development team living in the city it was the logical choice. After six months of looking for a smart, affordable and well-located office space with a twenty-first century feel we were fortunate to be recommended the room at [HERE], and from that point on the decision was an easy one! It’s a landmark building with all the facilities we’d expected, and a great team to make you feel very welcome.”
Andrew Oliver of Ashville, asset managers for the building, welcomed Ecodesk to the HERE community:
“We’re very pleased that this game changing business has chosen HERE to grow in. HERE is home to a diverse range of companies, but perhaps what defines them all is smart forward thinking. The arrival of Ecodesk marks an exciting addition to this community. It’s great to have them here.”