Energising sustainability

We take our green credentials seriously and help our customers to reduce their carbon footprint. Careful planning and eco-friendly equipment supports our commitment to helping the environment.

Affordable, innovative and responsible clean energy

All of us at Gofer are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and helping our clients to run events using as much clean energy as possible.

By carefully reviewing previous performance as part of in-depth sustainability planning, and using the latest eco techniques and equipment, we are able to substantially reduce energy usage.

At the Greenbelt Festival we were able to cut fuel usage by 50%, saving our client money as well as reducing their carbon emissions. We did this by monitoring energy use on-site to understand how, why and when power was used. We even adapted the site layout to make use of power output more efficiently and liaised with suppliers to better understand how much power was needed.

We can work in this way with just about any client, so if you would like to cut your event’s carbon footprint, we’d love to help you achieve your goal.

Of course, cutting emissions is a global problem, but if we all play our small part, together we can make a difference.

A big part of our environmental pledge lies in the equipment we can supply to you. From hybrid generators and solar panels to LED and solar lighting, we aim to cut electrical power needed from traditional fuel-powered generators.

Did you know

The UK festival industry uses seven million litres of diesel fuel each year, generating 22,876 tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent emissions?
Let us help you to help the planet. Together, we can align with three of the key United Nations’ sustainable development goals

Affordable and clean energy

Innovation

Responsible consumption

“Gofer have been key to our huge reduction in fuel use, providing quality sustainable power at affordable prices. Always open to new ideas, the Gofer team are a joy to work with.”

Mary Corfield – Event Director Greenbelt Festival

The Gofer sustainability commitment

  • Raise awareness, empower and encourage employees and sub-contractors to embrace sustainable practices in all areas of the business.  Provide training where appropriate to their role and encourage networking to share and learn what others are doing.

  • Raise awareness, empower and encourage clients to embrace sustainable practices.  Offer alternative power solutions that have a reduced impact on the environment.

  • Work with our suppliers to hire and purchase goods and services that are sustainable and environmentally responsible.

  • Carry out a logistical review of transportation requirements to minimise travel distance and ensure the most suitable sized vehicle is used.

  • Aim to eliminate where possible or reduce the amount of waste created and reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

  • Ensure that our operations are carried out in an environmentally efficient manner, reduce, reuse or recycle resources used where possible.

  • Monitor and report on our sustainability through key performance indicators.  Set targets and strive for continuous improvements.  Key areas of monitoring include energy, water, waste and carbon for Gofer and energy and carbon for our clients.

  • Communicate and celebrate both internally to staff and to our clients the progress of our sustainability goals, to encourage and promote changes to others.

Save money

Going green does not mean more expense. Better site planning and eco-friendly equipment hire saves cash and emissions.

Use less fuel

We all agree using smaller amounts of fossil fuel is a good thing. Hybrid or solar power, plus LED lights give you a greener alternative.

Emissions

Drive down the harmful emissions that your site generates through effective sustainability planning with Gofer.

Quiet power

We work hard to cut noise pollution as much as emissions. Hybrid battery power gives you peace of mind.

Working with clients

  • Adopt best practice in the design of sites to ensure energy efficiency.

  • Raise awareness of sustainability in the power generation industry.

  • Provide honest, tested and reliable advice regarding energy efficiency to meet sustainable goals.

  • Encourage data sharing from equipment lists to power usage to enable Gofer to assess power demand at and event and provide the most efficient power setup.

  • Switch to alternative and new energy technology sources where suitable to reduce the carbon impact.

  • Continually review new practices and technology to establish the most sustainable options.

  • Provide an energy monitoring service to establish power usage data and access how improvements can be made for future events.

  • By 2021 to introduce green credential tracking and introduce a green credential contract.

Utilising energy-saving schemes

  • At our base, replacing lighting, tools and equipment with lower energy options.

  • Lowering noise and fuel consumption using new high-efficiency generators.

  • Energy harvesting and storage.

  • Planning events with low energy technology.

  • Minimising transport mileage.

  • Recycling all waste oil, fuel and filter via accredited providers, cardboard, paper, glass, plastics and metal.

  • Consider all the environmental impacts of new equipment and projects undertaken.

  • Look at alternative chemicals using fewer oil-based and environmentally damaging.

  • Replace all lighting with LED or discharge fittings.

  • Introduce alternative energy generators to the fleet.

  • Introduce solar energy.

  • Milk delivery in glass bottles.

  • Planting of wildflowers and bee houses at head office.

Event sector campaign

Red Alert! Lighting up UK landmarks to raise awareness

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Gofer helped light up landmarks like the Orwell Bridge in red to support the under-pressure events industry. We provided the power as part of a high-profile national campaign drawing attention to the business effect of COVID-19.

Outdoor school support

Free power for primary school's temporary outdoor space

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We were pleased to provide free power distribution and cabling for Sidegate Primary School, Ipswich to power its temporary outdoor learning space, necessary as part of social distancing rules.

Here in an emergency

Gofer comes to the rescue as site needs emergency power

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We often get SOS calls when a site’s power has failed. That’s just what happened recently when a site needed an emergency generator, which we were able to deliver fast to get them up and running again.

We serve your sector

Festivals &
outdoor events

Events and festivals are all about making emotional connections. We generate and provide power connections so that you can run a  memorable event. We can assist with planning and on-site support, giving you complete peace of mind.

Weddings &
private functions

Our quiet generators offer energy-efficient power. Use these and our cabling to energise a successful wedding or private function. We can help plan and provide event support, making sure the big day goes smoothly.

Industry &
commercial

Building, construction and agricultural sites all require reliable power and lighting. Our generators are quiet, energy-efficient and priced competitively. Our knowledgeable team can guide you through your options.

TV, film &
photography

We provide generators for television, film and photography sets, and can also hire lighting, including self-generating tower lights and floodlights. Our qualified electricians can install, maintain and dismantle the equipment if needed.

Gofer always go the extra mile and are very attentive to detail. The equipment is of a very high standard and we have never been let down.

Chelmer Marquees

For any questions, quotes or just to hear more about our services, please use the form below or call 01473 282530

Head office

Unit 7, Arkwright Road
Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate
Ipswich, Suffolk
IP2 0UB

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