Ventro Group

A Mutually beneficial partnership that benefits for your organisation and the environment.

Lets Grow

At Ventro we will support your organisation to meet its social and environmental responsibility objectives and provide opportunities for community engagement within your area.

As an organisation we are actively making the Green Business Growth Pledge to reduce our environmental impact and demonstrably track and enhance our clean and green credentials.

Access To

The natural world should be for everyone and Ventro are working hard to make sure our beautiful reserves can be accessed by all.

Limited mobility needn’t mean missing out on nature. With many of the reserves we support are equipped with accessible paths, lifts, sensory gardens, disabled facilities and buggy hire, nothing needs to hold you back from enjoying the great outdoors.

Tree Planting with

School visits to reserves allow children a chance to see the wildlife on their doorstep, learn the curriculum in a new way and have the chance to find their ‘Wild Life’. Working in conjunction with the Wildlife Trust we offer a variety of
school visits, f rom talks, to explorations to educational workshops, all linked to the curriculum.

Flagship Woodland

Working In partnership with the Wildlife Trust

Milkwellburn wood

Ventro Woodland Restoration - Durham

Milkwellburn Wood, Durham Wildlife Trust’s largest woodland is a long term project, which is undertaking a process known as PAWS restorations (Plantation on an Ancient Woodland Site). The aim is to gradually remove the conifers so that the native woodland can re-establish across the site, dramatically improving the area for wildlife.

Ventro's GAND SCHEME Innovator

Steven Wilson – Operations Manager, Ventro Group

If we could at least sew the seeds to match the same number of doors we installed we could meaningfully contribute to a sustainable replenishment program by Growing A New Door.

Listen to Steven Wilson talking GAND here.

Ventro's Environmental Scientist

Jordan Bailey – BSc Hons Environmental Science 

Currently there are around 3 Trillion trees on the planet, playing vital roles in producing the oxygen we breathe, the food we consume and harbouring wildlife that we not only enjoy but depend upon. Twice as many trees existed before the start of human civilisation and today 10 Billion more trees are cut down than are planted each year [1] . Not only does this deficit of destruction eat away at one of the most valuable carbon stores on the planet but it actively releases the carbon dioxide stored within a tree into the atmosphere.

The GAND scheme is a great example of a business making a concerted effort to operate sustainably and target the impacts of one of its primary commodities. GAND will contribute to the ecological health of native woodlands and also provide social benefits for the health and mental well-being of the wider public. The legacy for such programmes can aide against what is coined as ‘nature-deficit disorder’, linked to various conditions such as depression and anxiety, and even behavioural problems in children such as ADHD [4].

Restoration of natural woodlands is proven to bolster the health of our wildlife by restoring biodiversity for various niches in the food chain which benefits all subsequent species further up the chain [2][3]. With particular reference to action in the UK, GAND is a step for private business to aid the British Government to meet their promise of planting 5,000 hectares a year in England. However, planting rates have been found to be much lower, only 1,420 hectares of new woodland last year (2018); 71% short of targets [5].

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