Wells & Co plant a tree for each of their 200 pubs to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee


Bedford pub company, Wells & Co. has planted 200 trees for the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative, one for each of their pubs.

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a project to get Britain planting and marks Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

Wells & Co employees were inspired by Bedfordshire’s Lord-Lieutenant, Helen Nellis to get involved and planted their trees in collaboration with the Forest of Marston Vale.

The 200 trees were planted close to Houghton House in Bedfordshire and the team from Wells & Co were met by Robina Ballard-Davies, Fundraising Manager for the Forest of Marston Vale Trust.

Rod Calvert, OBE County Lead for Bedfordshire Lieutenancy and Chair of the Forest of Marston Vale Trust, said: “In planting 200 trees as part of the new woodland creation adjacent to Houghton House, Wells & Co’s Brewpoint staff illustrated the essence of public and business engagement in the wonderful Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

“The QGC seeks to involve the whole community in the legacy project of ‘planting a tree for the Jubilee’ to commemorate 70 years of, service before self, of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“Though long after we have passed it is marvellous to think that generations to come will benefit from the efforts of today.”

This is just the beginning of Wells’ sustainability efforts. They have recently hired family member, Ed Robinson as Group Planet and Community Impact Lead, helping to drive their newly established strategy; The Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet & Profit.

“It was an honour, and a lot of fun, for our colleagues here at Wells &Co. to add to the Queen’s Green Canopy,” said Ed.

“Sustainability is a key focus for our family business these days, and many of us enjoy taking advantage of all that Marston Vale has to offer in our leisure time, so the idea of adding to the area for future generations to enjoy really captured our imagination.

“200 trees and a welcome dose of sunshine later, we’re delighted to have played our part in this amazing project.”

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