Share Peterborough is celebrating its 100th registration!
The UK’s first business to business resource sharing platform to be developed by a city, Share Peterborough, is celebrating its 100th registration!
The eclectic mix of businesses means that amongst the first 100 members are international brands like Coca-Cola European Partners and Skanska, local businesses Serpentine Green and Rawlinsons Solicitors, and even charities like Thorpe Hall Hospice and Railworld Wildlife Haven.
Developed jointly and launched in December by Opportunity Peterborough and Peterborough City Council, Share Peterborough has received avid interest from the city’s business community who can use it free of charge to share their resources that are either no longer needed or are under-utilised.
Steve Bowyer, chief executive of Opportunity Peterborough, said “The sharing and collaborative economy allows businesses to share what they have with others and reduce the amount of waste they produce.
"In Peterborough we don’t just focus on products but on people and places too. We have already seen some great examples of companies working together, classically illustrated through Masteroast's unwanted coffee sacks being repurposed into shopping bags and flood defence products by Peterborough Reuse. Not only was landfill reduced, but new skills and jobs were also created.”
Meeting spaces and telephone systems are amongst the growing number of products, skills and places becoming available on the new sharing platform:
- A complete telephone system including phones, headsets and computer screens, listed by Coca-Cola, available in return for a donation to their chosen charity.
- Opportunity Peterborough took up an offer from Peterborough Regional College to share their conference space for the Future Peterborough team to deliver a free workshop in March.
The platform was developed as part of the Future Peterborough programme, run by economic development company Opportunity Peterborough and Peterborough City Council. Share Peterborough aims to help develop a circular economy within the city by supporting organisations to reduce waste, find new uses for items they no longer need and ensure their resources are used to maximum capacity.