Member : Clare Campbell
Company: Prickly Thistle Scotland Ltd
Why I joined: avid supporter of a responsible future global society, and fearless when it comes to empowering change through awareness and education shares, I joined SNZ to be part of a louder voice in all of these areas
What I do in business: from running with crazy ideas to cleaning the loo on a Sunday, I feel proud to always be side by side with the team that work alongside me. Its so important that I am actually experiencing the business on a day to day basis to be a relevant leader
Optionally share a hobby or passions I am happy sharing to the community: right now it’s a bit all or nothing for the business, its my passion! I used to have hobbies which I am sure I will fall back to one day…. But the most important one is down time with my family
Personal actions I have taken or plan in their NetZero journey: the first easy one, buy less and love more, in particular for the last 5 years I have realised I just bought mostly stuff I didn’t need, I didn’t think about the environmental and ethical damage I was absolutely funding. As an accountant I was naturally cost conscious so things like lights off kids – ‘we are not blackpool illuminations’ is a phrase I use, plus ‘were you born in barn’ for everytime the front door is left wide open. Now its incredible to think of the wasted energy and its damage, so with these old sayings, every little thing makes a massive difference and the race to zero is a job done!
Company actions I have taken to accelerate NetZero: gosh where to start! If anyone wishes to read all about our CSSR and environmental promises these are all on our website. We are so proud as a team of what we have achieved since day 1 of operating our mill 3 years ago. From on-site waste wool composters, to green energy sources only powering our looms and all aspects of every product considered in terms of its environmental impact on a circular basis.
What expertise, knowledge, services or products they can offer to other members to accelerate their NetZero path: there are no rules on anything, and in fact I firmly believe the more you challenge the norm you have the most incredible break throughs. What we can offer by the truck load is the courage to never give up….
Finally, something people might not know about you that makes you memorable: my father was offered 10,000 camels for me on a holiday to Tunisia, I was a toddler with pure white hair. Thankfully no deal was done….