Sustainability

Past

Having been an active member of the ‘green’ movement since 1989, Ben has a passionate drive to operate the business as ‘environmentally friendly’ as possible.

As testament to this, Ben Holden Ltd became a member of the Suffolk Carbon Charter and has now been awarded Gold level status twice since 2012, through the Suffolk Low Carbon Champions Programme.

In the past, Ben Holden Ltd has been involved in many green projects in Suffolk including: development of sustainable buildings, micro generation of electricity through wind power, low energy office lighting and the development of a large native woodland.

In late 2013, the company invested in a new cloud based case management system called iinsight and this has revolutionised the way we do things. It has made the way we manage our work more flexible and efficient. iinsight has also allowed us to abandon all physical client files and we are now totally paperless.

As part of Ben’s mission to keep business as green as possible, he’s been looking at electric cars for a decade. They’re now more affordable and the range is good enough to complete a home visit, so Ben downsized his car and is enjoying a new Audi e-tron, a plug-in hybrid vehicle. All local travel is now purely electric and home visits further afield are in hybrid mode. Approximately 90% of Ben Holden Ltd’s carbon dioxide emissions are generated by car travel, so this will have a huge impact on reducing the carbon foot print of the company.

Future

Policies and Procedures

Ben Holden Ltd has several policies relating to environmental sustainability and ethical purchasing. If you would like more information about these policies or sustainable activity in general, please contact us.

Left quote

What do our clients & referrers say?

Christa came to visit me numerous times in the Royal Free Hospital. Having assessed my needs, she organised repair of my wheelchair, hospital bed on my return home. Organised private physiotherapy and stay in care home. Once home, she came with me to private therapist in Harley Street.

Very kind, understanding and caring.

Before I started working with Ben I was struggling with the everyday tasks e.g. getting myself dressed, walking any distance, lifting, getting in and out of bed, bending. Within six months, Ben and his team enabled me to do all these things and return to work gradually, which resulted in me being able to do my pre-injury job.

My life began to significantly change. Ben treated me with the upmost dignity and respect. He coordinated a team of professionals experienced in working with neurological disorders, especially with people who had experienced an accidental severe traumatic brain injury or through illness. I felt confident that Ben would and did manage to select professionals who he somehow knew would manage my challenging eccentric behaviour and complex needs.

It was very reassuring to know that Ben was always at the end of the phone.  He was there when I needed him most. He always responded quickly and kept everybody involved well-informed of what was happening with Progress Reports.

I could trust Ben and felt reassured by his knowledge and patience.  He has a great and appropriate sense of humour. I would highly recommend Ben to others who would surely benefit from his expertise.

Ben was very helpful and promptly organised a good local physiotherapist for me. There I was given exercises specific to my problem, along with acupuncture and massage. This was invaluable, as nothing had been offered to id my recovery by my local hospital. In addition, Ben organised a six-month gym membership at my local leisure centre.

I always found Ben easy to talk to and he regularly called to check on my progress. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben Holden td, who gave me a very friendly and professional service.

My experience working with Ben was excellent. I felt very at ease, relaxed and confident with him. If I had any queries or needed extra support, he was always on the end of the telephone. Nothing was ever too much trouble.

I highly recommend Ben Holden, for his professionalism, friendliness and for the individual support I got. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ben and his team for all their work getting me where I am today, leading a normal life again, and being able to put my accident behind me.

Before Ben Holden started working with me on my injuries, I was struggling daily and unable to progress with my rehabilitation back into normal life. Since Ben Holden Ltd took on my case I have been able to focus on getting my life back together following my accident.

Working with Ben made me feel confident and in control again, his relaxed and easy style made me feel I could talk to him freely about my concerns. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Ben Holden Ltd to anyone facing the prospect of life following a life changing accident.

Left quote