23rd January 2015
Further evidence of the Lucas commitment to quality workmanship, the environment, and the use of British products and materials has been endorsed with the company’s sponsorship agreement with Grown in Britain – a newly formed body that aims to create a sustainable future for our woodlands and forests.
Grown in Britain is designed to help create a sustainable wood culture that connects people, companies and organisations to timber, our woods and forests and the important environment they provide for people, wildlife and a thriving economy.
As its name suggests, the Grown in Britain brand identifies wood that has been grown here in the UK, and is assured through a new licensing scheme. As a further safeguard for the future, the mark is only awarded to forests and woods managed to the government’s UK Forestry Standard.
Lucas strives for absolute perfection throughout its business. This includes the materials used, the products and services it offers, the companies it works with, and its commitment to the environment. With this philosophy in mind, it is not surprising that Lucas is delighted to be sponsoring Grown in Britain.
Apart from offering a complete fit-out decorating service, Lucas also offers a collection of specialist finishes, and has recently launched a high quality paintbrush known as the ProFinish. Again, only the best materials have been selected for the manufacture of this brush, and this includes a handle made from homegrown beech which is sourced from FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council) suppliers.
Dougal Driver, Chief Executive of Grown in Britain, is delighted to have Lucas ‘on board’. As he says: “Some two-thirds of the timber we use in the UK is imported, so we are looking to reduce our reliance on imports and grow the domestic industry. Being associated with prestigious companies such as Lucas will act as a catalyst to achieve our core aims.”
Managing Director of Lucas, Danny Lucas states: “Our growing portfolio of prestigious contracts, and the exceptional quality of the products and technical services we have on offer, emphasise our self-imposed demands for achieving the best. This new working relationship with Grown in Britain will – I feel sure – only help us build on our already strong ideals.”
He continues: “This link provides further evidence of our commitment to the environment, and our desire to encourage British supply and manufacture and we look forward to helping Grown in Britain drive up woodland management and get people and businesses connected to homegrown wood products.”
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