Podcast: Making Sustainable & Environmentally Conscious Business Decisions, Whatever Your Industry

I had the great privilege recently to host and record six podcasts with UAP, a hugely successful Manchester company who are market leaders in the field of door hardware. They have an unrivalled reputation for product excellence, innovation and quality, a fact which shone through as I chatted with directors and staff about different topics and challenges faced in a modern business through unprecedented times.

Whether or not you’re in this industry, are an interested property person or run a business yourself, there’s a huge amount of information in the podcasts which cross over from industry to industry. I enjoyed hosting all of the sessions and learned a lot, listening to and talking with such educated, experienced and entertaining professionals.

I hope you enjoy them too, Sian x

Episode Three : Using sustainable hardware in modern builds for a greener world – though this podcast covers a much wider scope and is equally applicable to many other types of businesses.

In the episode I chat with UAP’s Chief Financial Officer Bonnie Hodson and Marketing Director Kamila Kasperowicz, both of whom had clearly done a lot of research and work in this field. I found this both an educational and fascinating discussion.


Every home and business has a carbon footprint, as we all use energy and create some amount of waste while at home or work. Bonnie and Kamila explain how UAP reduces its carbon footprint by saving energy via lower-energy electricals, solar panels, and heat insulation. This allows us to use approximately one third of the usual amount of energy for a business our size.

The discussion moves into the business benefits that companies can see from being greener, such as the effect it can have on stakeholders and investors.

Employee wellbeing is also touched on as another element of improving the sustainability of a business holistically.

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