The BIDBI Bee

The BIDBI Bee is written by Julia Gash, the founder and CEO of BIDBI, with guest bloggers from inside and outside the BIDBI hive.  In her blog, Julia gives a behind the scenes look at eco-bag production in the BIDBI engine room, speaks out on topical issues and celebrates her favourite bag art.  She waves the flag for eco-ethical business and the tote as a wonderful, creative medium.

 
A Day at the Beach...
A Day at the Beach...
Sarah Jones
26th August 2016

Last week I made my way down to Devon to visit some customers for 3 days and got to spend time with Julia. It was lovely weather which always puts everyone in a great mood and I got to see some lovely sites. On the first day Julia and I visited Honiton went to see the Thelma Hulbert Gallery which was lovely and then went to visit Moshulu who had on display all the bags BIDBI have created.... Read More »

 
BIDBI Has A New Pal
BIDBI Has A New Pal
Arnika Bhupal
12th August 2016

This weeks blog is written by our new recruit Arnika Bhupal, and we tasked her with writing something a bit different... What did you do before BIDBI? Before joining BIDBI I lived in the South of France for a year doing Business Development for a tech company. I was a real high flyer, I always had parties on my billion dollar yacht. What Do You Enjoy Most About Working for BIDBI? There’s... Read More »

 
BIDBI Staff Spotlight On: Richard Robinson
BIDBI Staff Spotlight On: Richard Robinson
Team BIDBI
5th August 2016

We recently put together the first in a series of blogs focusing on our team here at BIDBI. Having interviewed our Sales Co-ordinator Sarah last time round, we’re now turning the spotlight on Richard Robinson, who is responsible for design and marketing. Having spent 8 years with BIDBI, Richard has become an irreplaceable part of the company. About Richard’s Role From making... Read More »

 
The Demise of the Plastic Bag
The Demise of the Plastic Bag
Julia Gash
3rd August 2016

Plastic bag use in England has plummeted by 85% since the 5p tax was introduced in October of last year according to figures just released by the government. That’s 6 billion bags less plastic bags that people have been taken at the checkout since the government brought in the charge, only 9 months ago.  The result is staggering and a victory for common sense and the planet. Source:... Read More »

 
A Week With BIDBI
A Week With BIDBI
Abi Morton
29th July 2016

Hi my names Abi, and for the past week and a half I have been completing my work experience at Bag it Don’t Bin it. Walking in on Monday morning I was a bag of nerves, however as soon as I entered the main office I was pleasantly overwhelmed with greetings, everyone was so kind and welcoming and my nerves suddenly went. After being introduced I started to get a feel of working life... Read More »

 
Harrogate Bound For Home & Gift
Harrogate Bound For Home & Gift
Sarah Jones
26th July 2016

It has been a busy few days going to the Home & Gift festival in Harrogate. It was extremely hot and in the train station was interviewed by BBC Sheffield asking "Does the weather determine what you wear?" Of course it does! When the sun is shining and it’s warm I don’t wear a coat and take and umbrella. When it is raining I don’t wear flip flops and vest top.   Luckily... Read More »

 
Who is Alice?
Who is Alice?
18th July 2016

  Once upon a time, in a cute cottage garden in Northamptonshire, Katie Alice was pottering about dead-heading her roses, when she received a phone call. This phone call was from Creative Tops, a local kitchenware company. Creative Tops knew of the creative work Katie had been doing at home and in the local area and they wondered if she fancied collaborating on a new range of tableware... Read More »

 
I Am Europe
I Am Europe
Julia Gash
8th July 2016

I drew “I AM EUROPE” as a means of registering my voice in the aftermath of Britain’s decision to leave the EU.  I am a passionate pro-European, which is a view that has been shaped by over 26 years of running a manufacturing and design business in Britain.  I know at first hand how easy it is to trade with the EU, I remember how difficult it was to do business... Read More »

 
Milly Johnson Bags Another Bestseller
Milly Johnson Bags Another Bestseller
Milly Johnson
8th July 2016

Hi, my name is Milly Johnson and I’m a romantic novelist from Barnsley.  I’ve clocked up 12 best sellers now, 4 ebooks and I’m also a poet, joke writer, after-dinner speaker and sometimes radio presenter.  It was at Radio Sheffield that I first met the chief exec of BIDBI years ago and we got chatting, like you do, and I thought ‘those bags she makes sound... Read More »

 
EU Referendum - Julia Gash to Appear On ITV on Monday
EU Referendum - Julia Gash to Appear On ITV on Monday
Team BIDBI
1st July 2016

Our CEO Julia Gash will be appearing on the ITV Tonight show on Monday evening to provide her perspective on the EU Referendum result. The segment will be shown at around 7.30pm. Julia, who is highly-respected in the business world, has been no stranger to providing her perspective on topical issues for the media. A previous winner of the ‘International Business Woman of the Year’... Read More »

 
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