Premier staff and customers spent 15 November planting around 3000 native broadleaf saplings as part of a reforestation project at the former Frodsham golf course in north Cheshire, as part of the company’s Carbon Capture programme.

Working in continuing collaboration with The Woodland Trust, the programme aims to address both the urgent challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss, through the planting of native broadleaf species and over time contributing to the growth of The Mersey Forest and the larger Northern Forest. With tree cover in Merseyside and Cheshire below the national average, this initiative serves as a beacon for environmental conservation and climate change mitigation.

The objectives at the site align with nature recovery, climate change mitigation and community involvement. The new woodland will provide habitats for wildlife, offer public recreation spaces and contribute to long-term carbon storage.

Hussein Ismail, sustainable business director at Premier, commented on the day, ‘Carbon Capture isn’t just a logo on print, it’s helping people connect with and give back to nature through the Woodland Trust. These tree-planting events are always well-attended and a time for like-minded people in the industry to get together and enjoy the fresh air.’

To date, Premier says its environmental initiative has created over three million square metres of new native woodland in the UK, which equates to a mitigation of 107,571 tonnes of CO₂e.