BEAMZ Trust CIC is a Social Enterprise based in Southampton, which is developing innovative methods of using locally grown hardwood poles as a structural material that can replace unsustainable alternatives such as metals and composites.
Working initially to produce bicycles, we are putting wood head to head with the best materials available.
Undertaking this development under the auspices of a not-for-profit social enterprise enables us to create three positive impacts.
1. Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to reduce climate change,
2. Support for wildlife diversity, by encouraging sustainable wood production through coppice working,
3. Provision of high wellbeing employment and volunteering positions, from working in woods and with wood, and working to “make a difference”.
BEAMZ aims to demonstrate that high-performance products can be created, not simply at a reduced cost to the environment and society, but the production process will create positive benefits for individuals and communities alike.