Our mission statement

To enable like minded organisations across the region to do more business with each other and improve their environmental performance through knowledge building of the importance of a long-term sustainable future where ultimately, we all impact less on our precious natural resources.

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

17 Goals to Transform Our World

BEN is committed to The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for everyone.  These are global challenges but if we think global, act local we can help address poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.

What area(s) do we cover?

Shropshire and its border.  Shropshire, is a landscape formed by glacial processes more than 10,000 years ago, creating a series of hollows in the rolling landscape that became filled with water from the retreating glacier. Where these hollows filled with deeper water, they remain as ‘meres’ (glacial lakes), whereas natural processes have allowed many of the shallower ones to fill in and form into peat bogs or ‘mosses’.

The BEN Team

An initiative of Shropshire Wildlife Trust, TBEN’s aims and objectives are managed through a Steering Group of local business people dedicated to promoting the network’s values to benefit like-minded organisations.

Craig Baker

Craig Baker

Grants & Corporates Manager, Shropshire Wildlife Trust

The Steering Group

Gareth Lay, Chair

Gareth Lay, Chair

Director, Atchams Chartered Surveyors Shrewsbury

Jennifer Woods, Vice Chair

Jennifer Woods, Vice Chair

Solicitor, Hatchers Solicitors, LLP Shrewsbury

Paul Wood

Paul Wood

Technical & Compliance Manager, AGRO Merchants Whitchurch

Heather MacLeod

Heather MacLeod

Hydrogeologist, Hafren Water Shrewsbury

Abbey Morris

Abbey Morris

Sustainability Manager, Bridgnorth Aluminium Bridgnorth

Shenagh Gilliard

Shenagh Gilliard

Business Manager, NiBS

Jemma Southall

Jemma Southall

Service Quality Manager, Marsh Commercial

Who we’re supported by