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What defines your food footprint?

By Will Nicholson, Founder, IntoFood Food systems contribute at least 25% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions (1), are major consumers of available water (2), major causes of deforestation (3) and both terrestrial and marine biodiversity loss (4), and yet about a third of the food that we produce is... read more

Down by the river there’s a sustainable seafood solution at the end of the rainbow

By Martina Jensen, SRA Development Lead Down in South Hampshire where the world famous spring-fed chalk streams with ‘gin clear’ water, you’ll find some of the UK’s happiest and healthiest trout. To mark the climax of our ‘Source Fish Responsibly’ campaign we took 30 members to the river –... read more

Be a local hero and cultivate stronger links with community growing groups

By Ken Elkes, Growing Together When you think of the links between sustainable restaurants and local community growing groups, such as city farms and community gardens, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it how both have a firm commitment to making a positive impact on the... read more

Sweet smell of sustainable success at Friends House

By Paul Grey, CEO of Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd Friends House (London) Hospitality Ltd just celebrated its 10th anniversary! For the last decade, we have built the success of our company and its operations – event venue, café, restaurant and guest accommodation in London (opposite Euston Station) and... read more

Seventh heaven for super-sustainable Septime

Ok, cards on the table, hand on heart. When Christian Puglisi of Relae collected the Sustainable Restaurant Award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in New York last year, for the second time, the overwhelming sense at SRA HQ was that it would take a restaurant of extraordinary passion,... read more

Friends House helps men’s charity to have cake and eat it

  By Jamie Scott, Catering Manager, Friends House Two years ago, Friends House started working with the Douglas House Project (DHP) helping them to launch their social enterprise catering project, a bakery. Being a Quaker organisation, the staff at Friends House devised a set of commitments, one of these... read more