Hive of sustainable action as Skog Media partners Webster Honey to sponsor bees

Skog Media Associates have agreed a partnership with Webster Honey as part of our people and planet support for sustainable businesses.

We have agreed on an initial year-long sponsorship deal of Webster bee hives as part our ESG strategy where we try to align our values with those we work with.

Our team also plan to use Webster Honey gifts to welcome new clients.

It sits along with our existing activity for clients who are able to offset carbon emissions through donating trees to our grove at a forest in Dundreggan in the Highlands. 

Skog is headquartered in Edinburgh, but our CEO Shaun Milne lives in Perth and Kinross near to the hives and has been following the Webster Honey story from the start after his own interest in bees was first stung into action by a former business mentor who was a beekeeper in his spare time.

 “He first explained to me how vital bees are to our ecosystem, and that set me down my own path of environmental awareness and campaigning so I’ll be forever grateful,” said Shaun, “I’m local to Kinross near where Webster Honey is based, and have already been following the Webster Honey story for some time, so I am very pleased to be able to support what I consider to be a fantastic and growing initiative.”

Skog’s growing client portfolio includes major renewable energy firms, ecology and rewilding specialists, environmental campaigns and media organisations based in the UK and Norway. Shaun also hosts a series of client podcasts through Skog, including the popular Sustainable Scotland show and hopes to interview Webster Honey’s team for other future projects around sustainability.

He said: “There’s a very strong message to be shared and I’m keen to do more to support biodiversity including the kind Webster Honey provides. They clearly have some really good businesses involved, but I also love its school and nursery educational programme as we need to start kids off early in learning about bees. Without bees, we’re all in trouble. 

“For businesses with premises, it seems a simple and obvious step to adopt bees and hives from the Webster Honey team. They can also consider the kind of office they work from, or who they partner with based on their values. These are perfect examples of some of the things we can all do if we put our minds to it.”

Skog Media are also keeping a keen eye on the new eco-friendly, small business pods from Webster Spaces – another business under parent firm, Webster Group – in development.  The pods, along with a new Head Office building for the whole of Webster Group, are currently under construction in the town

He said: “I’m very familiar with the very high standards of building from Webster Group having bought property from them previously, so I am very excited to see how the eco pods emerge. They might be a perfect fit for Skog Media Associates, particularly as they too will come with hives available to sponsor. It could be really inspiring to see them on a daily basis on the doorstep.”

Thanking Shaun and Skog Media Associates for the support, Daniel Webster, Managing Director of Webster Group, who set up Webster Honey in 2016 with his partner Emily Kate McDonnell, said “Skog Media is an inspiring new business which has already helped many other businesses and organisations become more sustainable. 

“We are delighted that Shaun is supporting us and interested to base himself in one of our eco pods when they are ready. We look forward to a wonderful reciprocal relationship, not only on the hive, but with our new Head Office which is designed with sustainability in mind too. 

“We hope it will set a benchmark in the area.  We’ll welcome any advice from someone of Shaun’s calibre on this. He has a fantastic platform from which to spread the word about bees and inspire others to get involved in preserving them and their habitat.”   

Webster Honey hives are based across a number of locations all over Scotland which include schools & nurseries, hotels, shopping centres, fruit farms and nature reserves. 

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