Partnership with Octopus Electric Vehicles

Deeley Group has partnered with a leading electric vehicle specialist as it continues its push to be net zero by 2036.

The firm has partnered with Octopus Electric Vehicles on a new cost-effective electric vehicle leasing scheme.

Six members of staff have already signed up to the salary sacrifice scheme and three cars are out on the roads.

The initiative has also seen Deeley Group double the number of electric vehicle charging points at its George House headquarters – with the office now boasting eight separate charging stations.

Under the scheme, staff receive a charger to be installed at home, insurance, maintenance costs, breakdown cover, tyres and tax – everything they need to take to the road.

From May 2021 to April 2022, the Deeley Group saw 10.51 tonnes of CO2 produced per £1 million spent. The business was designated carbon neutral for the reporting period May 2020 to April 2021.

The business is continuing to invest in infrastructure at its head office as it targets being fully net zero carbon by 2036.

This infrastructure work has included undertaking a major LED lighting installation, to accompany the electric vehicle charging points which support the new partnership with the Octopus Electric Vehicles scheme.

Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director of the Deeley Group, said: “As we continue to press on towards being a net zero business by 2036, we decided it was important to make it as easy as possible for our staff to reduce their personal carbon footprints.

“By partnering with Octopus Electric Vehicles, we are able to provide a cost-effective and easier means to facilitate our staff to go electric.

“The initial interest for the salary sacrifice scheme has been strong and a number of other staff are already exploring the possibility of taking up the scheme.

“The timescales of our net zero target are ambitious but we are prepared to meet them. To achieve this it is important we make changes across our business, from our headquarters in Coventry to our active sites across the country.”

Natalia Peralta Silverstone, Head of Propositions at Octopus Electric Vehicles, said: “Our EV salary sacrifice scheme provides a super easy way for businesses to lower their emissions, while providing their staff with a brilliant benefit – it’s a win, win.

“With every day that passes we’re seeing more people wake up to the benefits of switching to an EV – they’re not just the car of the future, they’re what people want now. We look forward to working with Deeley Group to help contribute to the transition to zero emission cars.”

PICTURE CAPTION: Dean Weldon (Deeley Group) outside the Deeley Group headquarters.