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British Bedmaker Collaborating To Help Conserve Yorkshire's Wildlife


Fifth-generation family-owned Yorkshire bedmaker, Harrison Spinks, has joined the Wild Ingleborough programme to help restore and maintain nature across the region.


As part of the long-term commitment, the Leeds-based luxury bedmaker, will focus its substantial five-figure investment on high-quality climate work, which includes natural regeneration and restoration of land around the Yorkshire landscape, the recovery of rare and endangered plant species, increasing employment in wildlife conservation, and supporting local farmers to promote environmentally positive production.


The collaboration comes off the back of a recent shift in Harrison Spinks’ commitment to carbon restoration, from previously paying to offset carbon use overseas, to now redirecting its contribution into premium climate initiatives to ensure substantial, long-term changes are taking place across the region.


Wild Ingleborough is a multi-partner, landscape-scale conservation project working with the local community to bring about nature’s recovery in parts of North Yorkshire and within the Yorkshire Dales.


The partnership is a long-term commitment to address climate change between Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, WWF, Natural England, University of Leeds, United Bank of Carbon, and The Woodland Trust, which will help to address the ecological and climate crisis.


Dr Louise Ellis-Jones, Sustainability Non-Executive Director at Harrison Spinks, said: “Developing this working relationship has and will be extremely rewarding for everyone involved; creating innovative, high-quality solutions with real impact is at the heart of the work, and is what attracted us to the exceptional work being planned by the team."


“Wild Ingleborough is a fantastic initiative which aligns to our ethos and values as a family business rooted in Yorkshire that has always strived to play an active role within the wider community and our natural environment. We are very excited to be part of such a progressive and groundbreaking project which will drive forward our understanding and response to both nature restoration and climate impact."


“What we are focused on is shifting the agenda forward to put emphasis on measurable action and finding long-term alternatives to more ‘traditional’ carbon offsetting to create a positive outcome here in this country.”


The Wild Ingleborough programme engages the local community and work closely with regional businesses to grow their offering of sustainable wildlife tourism opportunities within the area, as well as support local producers to promote their products with environmental benefits.


Dr Tim Thom, Wild Ingleborough Manager at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust added; “Our Wild Ingleborough programme is restoring and rejuvenating the stunning landscape around one of Yorkshire’s famous three peaks and surrounding Dales. We are absolutely delighted that Harrison Spinks, a respected and established Yorkshire business, has recognised our shared values and given their support and invested generously in our work.”


Photo Credit: Liz Shaw


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