Bedford-based Springfield Business Supplies has taken delivery of an all-electric delivery van after winning a national competition to promote eco-friendly office products.
Springfield encouraged its customers to switch to sustainable business products as part of the competition run by Office Friendly.
They achieved all their targets and took delivery of their prize Nissan Evo van.
The sponsors were all invited to a reception at Springfield’s headquarters in Bedford to see the handover of the van.
Jason Stephen, director of Springfield said, “We have been working hard to reduce our own carbon emissions over the last ten years, and are now working with our customers to help them implement their own carbon reduction programmes.
“The new van helps us to raise the awareness about what we can all do to play our part in working sustainably.
“Bedford has been working hard to install more electric charging points around the town, and this only helps to encourage people to consider an electric or hybrid vehicle.”
Springfield’s usual livery has been changed to reflect the green credentials of the van. The vehicle has a range of 200 miles and will allow the company to deliver everyday office essentials such as paper, ink cartridges and office furniture to customers who are based in Bedford, and in the surrounding areas.
Springfield was set up in 1998 and supplies businesses, schools and public sector organisations throughout the county.
Springfield specialises in office furniture and stationery and its product range includes many products made from renewable resources such as paper, filing products and even seating and furniture.