Greyland have been members of the Green Business Network since 2006, who supply environmental advice and support to us.

In October 2005 the Green Business Network celebrated 10 years of service, assisting community groups and establishing major recycling projects.

Established in October 1995 as a partnership between Kirklees and Calderdale Councils, the Training and Enterprise Council (T.E.C.) and the Rural Development Commission, the GBN started out with a budget of £30,000. It’s initial remit was to offer advice and support to ten small and medium sized enterprises to assist them in improving their environmental performance.

Since this time, thanks to the enterprise, energy and enthusiasm of the Project Manager Graham Wiles and his team, the GBN has grown significantly. Over the last ten years, it has given advice and assistance to over 1,500 businesses to help them improve their environmental performance, over 200 of which were given grant assistance to implement projects. The GBN has established and now operates a number of distinct but related environmental activities, many of which are social enterprises. Funding of over £7 million has been secured making a substantial contribution to the economic, social and environmental well being of the region. The GBN is still indebted to the ongoing support it receives from Kirklees and Calderdale Council’s.





REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical Substances) is a European Community Regulation which calls for the registration of all chemical substances produced or imported into the EU in quantities of 1 tonne or more per annum. The registration process applies only to the raw materials which are used in the products we supply, and not to the products themselves.

As a responsible manufacturer, Greyland has already sought and received assurances from its suppliers that all materials purchased will be pre-registered for REACH before the deadline of 1st December 2008.

The full registration process is scheduled to take place over the next five years, and all Greyland customers can be assured that as a result of our ongoing efforts, the impact of REACH on their businesses during this period should be negligible.

Ian Brown
Technical Manager
Greyland Limited