Enterprise Plants provides environmental and horticultural solutions for buildings and open spaces.
Enterprise specialises in supplying and maintaining plants in offices, grounds maintenance services, wormeries for food waste composting and Christmas decorations. Enterprise Plants offers a nationwide service and is one of the UK’s leading horticultural companies.
Enterprises’ philosophy is to make work better, naturally, by using the proven benefits of planting to enhance the environment in which people work.
“We believe nature improves working environments and with this as our goal we continually develop our horticultural and environmental maintenance solutions to offer a world class service to businesses across the UK.”
Celebrating over 30 years in business working with many blue chip clients, Enterprise Plants is the longest serving corporate sponsor of World Land Trust (WLT) and continues to actively support the Trust.
Enterprise supports WLT in many ways.
For many years Enterprise Plants has made a donation for each Orchid Planter supplied to a client, in order to raise funds to protect orchids in their natural rainforest habitat.
Using nursery propagated orchids, these spectacular, eye-catching planters are designed for reception areas and waiting rooms. In order to attract new companies, Enterprise Plants offers the Planters free for the first month and makes a donation of £25 per planter to the WLT for land purchases of threatened rainforest. Following the launch in June 2004 more than 100 companies have taken up this offer.
As Chris Jenkin, Managing Director of Enterprise Plants, explained: “Not only does this scheme help save precious rainforest, it makes good economic sense - contracting us to maintain an attractive, growing orchid is a lot cheaper and environmentally friendly than replacing cut flowers every few days. When the orchid has finished flowering we take it back and replace it with another coming into flower.”
In recent years, for every Christmas tree ordered from Enterprise Plants, the company has made a donation to WLT to plant native tree species to restore tropical forest Ecuador.
Chris Jenkin recently visited the WLT headquarters in Suffolk to present a cheque for £2,000 to John Burton, WLT Chief Executive. These funds are donated to WLT’s Plant a Tree programme, which supports the planting of native trees in WLT reserves. The aim of the programme is to connect fragmented habitat and to provide additional food sources for bird and animal populations. Currently WLT is working with Fundación Jocotoco in Ecuador to plant trees in the Jorupe Reserve.
International Trail Camera Competition
The World Land Trust International Trail Camera Trap Competition in partnership with The Times newspaper, was open to entries from organisations primarily concerned with conservation of wildlife and the environment. The competition has four categories, three for still pictures and one for moving pictures.
Each of the winning entries of the four categories won a conservation grant of £2,000. The overall winner will collected an additional grant of £3,000, making the top prize £5,000. The competition prizes were sponsored by Enterprise Plants.
Chris Jenkin explained why Enterprise Plants sponsored the competition for a second year: “This competition produces some amazing images that would not otherwise be seen. And, because the competition is open to NGOs primarily concerned with conservation of wildlife and the environment, in many cases the cameras form part of important scientific studies and the images captured help promote conservation projects in threatened habitats.”