13th Feb 2024

FINANCIAL ADVISER PARTNERS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CHARITY. Swindon business man Dave Southby, has taken an active stance in contributing to environmental sustainability. He’s done so by aligning himself with the South West charity Avon Needs Trees.

Since launching his own business in 2021, Dave has prioritised growth. And he’s also placed a profound focus on contributing to the community and to being as sustainable as possible.

Sustainability is very important to me,’ Dave said. “I’ve tried to ensure that my business is as sustainable as possible. But it’s a process. I do believe that all businesses, large and small, can make small incremental changes. Changes that will help safeguard our planet for us and for future generations.’


Seeing the wood for the trees

Avon Needs Trees is a registered charity which aims to create more woodland in the Bristol area and the old county of Avon. As it’s grown, it’s now moved more into Wiltshire and has a site at Pudding Brook near Chippenham.  The charity has dedicated itself to establishing permanent woodlands as a measure against the climate and ecological challenges.

‘We are a carbon neutral business and have been since January 2022,’ Dave said. ‘When I heard about Avon Needs Trees and the new site they are populating near Chippenham, it was perfect timing. It’s something about which I have strong feelings about and wanted to get involved.’

The charity is planting these woodlands to play a crucial role in:

  • Reducing carbon
  • Enhancing local biodiversity
  • Implementing natural flood management, and, where suitable, offering publicly accessible green spaces.

Actively supporting the region’s environmental objectives for achieving carbon neutrality, Dave’s business turnover has direct associations with yet another tree-planting entitiy Carbon Neutral Britain. It plants trees around the world.

Dave is a partner with St James’ Place and helps individuals, families and small business owners to manage their wealth in an effective manner. He specialises in working with people who live in Swindon and North Wiltshire. To find out more about visit https://davesouthbyfp.co.uk/

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