Published: 09:37, 15 October 2020
| Updated: 15:23, 16 October 2020
The organisation promoting the green growth of the Thames Estuary area is looking to set up a scheme to help inspire others to be more environmentally conscious.
The Thames Estuary Growth Board want to establish 'Estuary Visionaries' who can demonstrate good, green growth and, in turn, help encourage other businesses to follow their lead.
Firms are asked to nominate themselves for the accreditation and then share their efforts and idea with other firms across north Kent, east London and south Essex to help them grow sustainably.
Government-backed Kate Willard, the growth board's envoy, said: "In the Thames Estuary, we are proud to be the home of such dynamic, innovative and resourceful businesses, of different sizes and sectors, that are pushing the boundaries by demonstrating an unwavering dedication to good, green growth.
"We are looking for more businesses like these in the region to become Estuary Visionaries so that we can share ideas, inspire learning, future-proof our environment and stand as an example to the rest of the UK of how to deliver stronger, greener growth .”
Inaugural visionaries include Bericote Properties, which is building a distribution centre in Dartford ; London Southend Airport; London City Airport, Sittingbourne's Elvis & Kresse and Ward Security
Those selected will be championed on the Thames Estuary website, at events where they can share good green practice with like-minded businesses, and as ambassadors integral to marketing the estuary domestically and internationally.