On the 19th July I was invited to Woolcool Ltd, in Stone, Staffordshire, to help celebrate its 10th anniversary, along with a very special guest of honour, HRH The Prince of Wales.
Woolcool is a unique business which specialises in sustainable, insulated packaging for the transportation of temperature sensitive goods for the food and pharmaceutical sectors. It’s ground-breaking packaging is environmentally sustainable and natural, and the insulation is totally compostable and biodegradable. It is this innovative approach which earned the company a Queen’s Award for Innovation last year.
During his visit, HRH The Prince of Wales – who is also Patron of the Campaign for Wool – talked to Woolcool staff and met representatives from The National Trust and British Wool, who provide wool for Woolcool’s products. He was clearly impressed by what he saw. During a speech at the reception, he said: “I have been enormously impressed by the remarkable degree of innovation and ingenuity which is clearly going on in this country in producing fascinating alternatives to synthetic products, artificial products and man-made things.
“For me, having started The Wool Campaign all those years ago, it is important to remind people of how valuable and sustainable wool is as a fibre and as a natural material and Woolcool has taken it further by demonstrating just how important that material is.”
Woolcool is an innovative and inspirational company and it’s fantastic that this innovation is happening in our county. I would like to thank Woolcool for the invite and allowing me to share in its anniversary celebrations.