Hull-based green cleaning company secures a King’s Award for Enterprise


Hull-based independent green cleaning product manufacturer Bio-D has been honoured with a King’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development.

The most prestigious business award in the country, The King’s Awards for Enterprise recognises and celebrates the success of exciting and innovative businesses across the UK, with recipients demonstrating outstanding success in their field.

Bio-D is one of just 252 organisations to be recognised nationally as part of the 2024 Awards. Recipients of The King’s Award are recommended by the Prime Minister, and personally approved by His Majesty The King.

Founded in 1989, Bio-D has focused on creating powerful green cleaning products since the very beginning. B Corp certified since 2022, it is the UK’s leading manufacturer of environmentally responsible, ethically sound, vegan cleaning products.

Bio-D is just one of 29 businesses to win a King’s Award for Enterprise for the Sustainable Development category in 2024, underlining its environmental credentials.

Lloyd Atkin, managing director at Bio-D, said of the achievement:

“We are both honoured and delighted to receive such a prestigious award. Having spent 35 years dedicating ourselves to sustainability and reducing the impact of our products and operations on our precious and fragile environment, it is wonderful to be recognised for our efforts.”

Lloyd will be attending a Reception for The King’s Award for Enterprise recipients, which is hosted by His Majesty The King at Windsor Castle.

Just some of Bio-D’s environmental achievements that contributed to securing a King’s Award include:

  • Using bottles created from 100% post-consumer plastic
  • Achieving net zero for Scope 1 and 2 emissions
  • Introducing a closed-loop laundering initiative for its 20 litre refill containers
  • Significantly reducing CO2 emissions per single product it manufactures
  • Removing gas completely, powering its site with renewable energy

Heather Nixon, Bio-D’s sustainability, NPD and regulatory manager: added:

“I am absolutely thrilled with this latest award, confirming the hard work we do on our sustainability journey.

“To be recognised in this way by such a prestigious award is a tribute to good leadership and the efforts of the whole team.

“Sustainability has to be a key focus in all our businesses as an ethical way forward and to reach Net Zero. We are passionate in our quest and will now fly The King’s Award flag with pride.”

Now in its 58th year, The King’s Awards for Enterprise were previously known as The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and were renamed last year to reflect His Majesty The King’s desire to continue the legacy of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s by recognising outstanding UK business.

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