BioScapes - Press Release

Leading Yorkshire-based biodiversity expert BioScapes® achieves ‘Made in Britain’ accreditation

The UK’s leading producer of biodiversity habitats and associated products, BioScapes®, based in Seaton Ross near York, has successfully achieved ‘Made in Britain’ certification for its innovative range of wildlife planters, designed to tackle the huge ecological threat of rapidly decreasing biodiversity.

BioScapes collaborated with expert ecologists over the course of several years to launch the range of innovative, ‘self-contained ecosystems’ that are the first of their kind, and suitable for application in commercial, educational and residential settings.

The ‘Made in Britain’ accolade is a part of a scheme dedicated to support and promote British manufacturing and to help consumers, buyers, and specifiers identify products that are manufactured in Britain, to the very highest standards. The mark is widely recognised as the ultimate authority of British originality and perceived as a global seal of superiority, domestically and worldwide.

Neil Spiers, Head of Commercial at BioScapes said: “We are very proud that our unique range of wildlife planters has received the ‘Made in Britain’ accolade that reinforces our credentials as an organisation dedicated to providing the highest quality products, while at the same time, ensuring the materials are sourced from within Britain.

“Our ambitions very much align with Made in Britain’s aspirations to reach net-zero by 2050. As the UK’s first-ever manufacturer of self-contained multiple biodiversity planters, we have established our objectives to help contribute towards biodiversity restoration.”

The WildPod®, NatureArk®, and BioCube® wildlife planters each feature multiple, integrated habitats designed to help plants, insects, invertebrates, amphibians and small mammals thrive.

WildPod is suited to domestic settings and gardens, and the larger NatureArk works well in schools to help teach future generations about the importance of preserving biodiversity. The largest planter - BioCube - is designed for use in larger spaces, such as by developers of commercial or public settings, including retail outlets and housing developments, to help meet zero net gain legislation.

BioScapes is an environmentally conscious business that sources all its product materials from within Britain and the products are entirely manufactured at its main construction hub in Seaton Ross. The ‘Made in Britain’ mark of quality will now be proudly displayed on the full range.

Achieving the certification aligns with BioScapes’ ambitions to achieve its sustainability goals. The ‘Made in Britain’ scheme also offers its members a one-of-a-kind Green Growth survey, which sets a benchmark for businesses to understand their progress towards sustainability.

The Green Growth programme has been exclusively created in partnership with the Cambridge Judge Business School and aims to help assess businesses to measure their sustainability performance and identify key areas to improve.

Neil continued, “We are also joining the exciting Green Growth Programme that will underline our commitments to achieving our sustainability goals and enable us to identify ecological enhancements we can continue to make to our business.”