Is pester power the key to a greener future?

Company Shop Founder Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Our Videos

Bright Blue Foods Surplus Story

Company Shop Group receives its second Queen's Award for Enterprise

The Journey of a Product

This Is How We Do It

Turning problems into potential

Turning problems into potential

¡¡¡¡Napoleon would have won the battle of Waterloo....¡¡¡¡All this was accomplished without haste, with that strange and threatening gravity which precedes engagements..¡¡¡¡"Well, General, it all looks like war," as if regretting a circumstance of which he was unable to judge.,,¡¡¡¡"Lord God of might, God of our salvation! Look this day in mercy and blessing on Thy humble people, and graciously hear us, spare us, and have mercy upon us! This foe confounding Thy land, desiring to lay waste the whole world, rises against us; these lawless men are gathered together to overthrow Thy kingdom, to destroy Thy dear Jerusalem, Thy beloved Russia; to defile Thy temples, to overthrow Thine altars, and to desecrate our holy shrines. How long, O Lord, how long shall the wicked triumph? How long shall they wield unlawful power?,,CHAPTER XVIII ;¡¡¡¡After the last cannon-shot had been fired, the plain of Mont-Saint-Jean remained deserted.,En capote bleue,;
Supporting our industry

Supporting our industry

¡¡¡¡The nations insulted each other there.,¡°Want to come to the ball with me?¡± ;¡¡¡¡*"Ah, it's you! Do you want something to eat? Don't be afraid, they won't hurt you.",¡¡¡¡ All situations have their instincts.,¡¡¡¡The sun was only just appearing from behind the clouds, the air was fresh and dewy. A herd of cattle was being driven along the road from the village, and over the fields the larks rose trilling, one after another, like bubbles rising in water..!¡¡¡¡Prince Andrew listened to the account of the opening of the Council of State, which he had so impatiently awaited and to which he had attached such importance, and was surprised that this event, now that it had taken place, did not affect him, and even seemed quite insignificant. He listened with quiet irony to Bitski's enthusiastic account of it. A very simple thought occurred to him: "What does it matter to me or to Bitski what the Emperor was pleased to say at the Council? Can all that make me any happier or better?",¡¡¡¡His knees were giving way beneath him; the perspiration was pouring from him..¡¡¡¡"Look at our Anna Mikhaylovna- what a headdress she has on!"!
Changing lives and communities

Changing lives and communities

.¡¡¡¡An arrondissement of the Pas de Calais has just been the theatre of an event quite out of the ordinary course..¡¡¡¡Little Nicholas and his education, her brother Andrew, and religion were Princess Mary's joys and consolations; but besides that, since everyone must have personal hopes, Princess Mary in the profoundest depths of her heart had a hidden dream and hope that supplied the chief consolation of her life. This comforting dream and hope were given her by God's folk- the half-witted and other pilgrims who visited her without the prince's knowledge. The longer she lived, the more experience and observation she had of life, the greater was her wonder at the short-sightedness of men who seek enjoyment and happiness here on earth: toiling, suffering, struggling, and harming one another, to obtain that impossible, visionary, sinful happiness. Prince Andrew had loved his wife, she died, but that was not enough: he wanted to bind his happiness to another woman. Her father objected to this because he wanted a more distinguished and wealthier match for Andrew. And they all struggled and suffered and tormented one another and injured their souls, their eternal souls, for the attainment of benefits which endure but for an instant. Not only do we know this ourselves, but Christ, the Son of God, came down to earth and told us that this life is but for a moment and is a probation; yet we cling to it and think to find happiness in it. "How is it that no one realizes this?" thought Princess Mary. "No one except these despised God's folk who, wallet on back, come to me by the back door, afraid of being seen by the prince, not for fear of ill-usage by him but for fear of causing him to sin. To leave family, home, and all the cares of worldly welfare, in order without clinging to anything to wander in hempen rags from place to place under an assumed name, doing no one any harm but praying for all- for those who drive one away as well as for those who protect one: higher than that life and truth there is no life or truth!",¡¡¡¡Thenardier resumed, scanning his phrase after the manner of the ancient Alexandrine measure:,¡¡¡¡It will be remembered that Jean Valjean was happy in the convent, so happy that his conscience finally took the alarm.,,Sit.!¡¡¡¡The princess stopped. Sighs were the only sound heard in the crowd.;;
Stretching budgets further

Stretching budgets further

And so much for the front. Only, I understand the height of the first stairs to be .? Victor Hugo.¡¡¡¡Thenardier began to dictate:--.,¡¡¡¡"All right, one can't talk- how tiresome!"..,;
Loading
Loading