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The Responsible Finance Podcast

Oct 21, 2019

Glasgow Wood Recycling transforms reclaimed wood which could otherwise be wasted into high quality furniture and products.
The social enterprise and charity, launched in 2006, follows the Community Wood Recycling model. It has made furniture from reclaimed timber for a diverse range of customers from the public to hotels, boutique wedding venues, retail outlets, and schools.

The business has prevented over four thousand of tonnes of wood from being wasted, has provided exceptional training to hundreds of people and has 19 employees and 45 volunteers.

In this episode, Peter Lavelle covers engaging and looking after volunteers, securing appropriate customers, staying true to your values, winning the Citi Microentreprenuership Award for Sustainability and working with a responsible finance provider.