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My first week


My name is David Knight and I have recently joined Investors in the Environment (iiE) as the Senior Business Project Support Officer. I am involved in Customer Care, helping our existing members become greener, and assisting them with promotion and marketing, setting up free events and working through and supporting them with their accreditation. I also conduct the audits that are required for them to achieve their certification and green stamp of approval.

I have always worked within the Customer Service industry and enjoy helping members, policyholders or customers with any problems or questions they have. Working in technical roles, I enjoyed reporting, auditing and data management. This fits in nicely with the work I will be involved in with iiE, because I will have the opportunity to create and maintain relationships, offering support within a membership scheme whilst fulfilling my data processing and reporting side.

What makes this all the more exciting is that I will be helping individual businesses, not only help themselves, but also the wider community with its impact on the environment… small individual ripples leading to massive waves of global Green ideals.

The scope of iiE is to manage and run a not-for-profit international accreditation scheme, creating sustainable businesses. We want to set the standard for businesses across the world, providing them with the framework and support to achieve a credible and attainable Environmental Management System, along with promotion and best practices, resulting in more sustainable businesses.

I have had the privilege of working with Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) and iiE in the past and, even still, I am always somewhat taken aback and in awe of their passion for what they do. Working with a number of different businesses and organisations throughout my career, it is always rare to find an organisation that lives and breathes their aims and vision in everything they do. This is clear from the very second you walk in the door and with any of the project officers you speak with, on any of the numerous community, educational and business projects they are involved with. This creates an amazing atmosphere to work in, because everyone is happy to help and support you in any way they can.

I am very much looking forward to the future and working with iiE. I also look forward to hearing from businesses who want to discover more about iiE, so please do contact me on [email protected] for further information.