WE WORK FROM HOME.
We have always worked from home. An office is an overhead we have never needed (nor can we afford). It also saves us commuting time and means we can fit work around our lives. There are lots of ways to work online and, with our knowledge of Brighton and Hove options, there are plenty of places to meet up when we need to.
WE TRY HARD, PERSONALLY.
The values we represent as a business are our own values, we’re big on reducing waste, sourcing responsibly and being conscious to use our position to promote venues that share our values. Between us, we’re largely flexitarian, vegan, home-growing, up-cycling, recycling and just plain cycling (can you guess we mostly live in Hanover?). We work with suppliers who appreciate our efforts and do the same.
WE HOST GREEN.
Greening the internet is not just about which servers your website is hosted on. It is hard to talk about food online and not use photos and videos. We try to make all our photo files small while still keeping them beautiful. We are getting better at deleting stuff we don’t use or is old or rubbish. (Some of those early videos are a bit dodge for sure). We have always hosted on green hosting.
WE INVEST IN THE FUTURE.
In 2019 we invested in an apprentice, since joining us Ellie has been learning about digital marketing but more than that she’s been learning how a company has a responsibility to shape the world it wants to inhabit.
WE CARE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
Our newsletter features a hotspot which we use to promote local, usually food-based charities, helping give charities free exposure to our 17,000 strong newsletter subscribers. We also partner with The Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, sharing content and helping promote their invaluable services including food education in vital skills such as reducing food waste, cooking on a budget and developing community gardens.
WE CELEBRATE SUSTAINABILITY.
In 2019 we added to the BRAVOs a Most Sustainable category, encouraging voters to investigate and shout about who they think is not just saying words but taking action.
We support local. Please support us.
We are a local business. We love the fact that we get to shout about our city and our county and that we get to partner with people like Visit Brighton to help get more people excited about visiting us. Help us and write reviews for your favourite venues on our site. Multinationals have a place but they probably don’t love you as much as we do.
WE CARE ABOUT WHERE THE DATA GOES.
When you come to our website your data is not farmed out to every Tom, Dick, and Zuckerberg. We have always asked restaurants to support our site so you and data about you have never been a commodity we trade in. We still use Google Analytics and do our best to do well on Google. That includes paying for Google ads. That’s where everyone is. We also make sure that we are in tune with Ecosia and DuckDuckGo and people like that who are trying to make sure the World Wide Web does not become a thing viewed entirely through a Google lens.
We know we can do more
We know that no matter what you do in the face of a climate crisis and a changing world we can always do more.
Our next step is to look at our banking which we know has power and we are always looking out for new ideas.