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The Landmarks That Made Our Year At Farmdrop HQ

4th January 2019

Thanks to our very special customers and wonderful producers, 2018 was an incredible year for Farmdrop. Here we take a look back on some of the biggest landmarks of the year.

1. Farmdrop opened a brand new hub in Enfield to reach more households.

We said a very sad goodbye to our old Bermondsey home and said hello to a brand new distribution hub in Enfield.

2. We raised a further £10 million from social impact investors to help us fix the food chain. 

We secured some new investment to expand our service further afield, partnering with Impact Ventures who have a formidable track record in helping companies maximise their potential for positive social impact.

3. Launched a new Android App

It’s been a long time coming but we finally launched a Farmdrop app for Android. If you have an Android device, then check it out on the Google Play Store.

4. Won the WhatVan Innovation Award 2019

Farmdrop won the the WhatVan Innovation Award 2019 for introducing new technology to our fleet that monitors driver behaviour. The tech has helped to reduce power usage by almost 30% which is pretty handy when you’re running mostly electric vehicles!

5. Awarded Private Sector Fleet of the Year at the Green Fleet Awards

Farmdrop’s electric fleet was again recognised at the Green Fleet Awards, helping us to pick up Private Sector Fleet of the year.

6. Appeared on BBC Business and filmed by the Financial Times. 

Farmdrop’s food chain fixing grocery service was picked up by the BBC and Financial Times this year. Watch our CEO and founder Ben Pugh being interviewed by the BBC here or see the FT film here.

7. Raised over £3,000 for St Mungo’s Homeless Charity by food busking in Bristol

Farmdrop partnered up with some of Bristol’s best known chefs to create a series of food busk supper clubs in support of homeless charity St Mungo’s.

8. Introduced Farmdrop’s home compostable bag for the fresh produce we pack ourselves

2018 was the year that everyone recognised the damage caused by single-use plastic on the environment. At Farmdrop, we introduced a new home compostable bag saving the need for 125,000 plastic bags.

9. Launched milk in glass bottles

Remember how milk used to be delivered with the local Milkman in glass bottles? Well milk in glass made a comeback in 2018 with the introduction of a glass milk bottle from Ivy House Farm Dairy.

Thanks for all your help in making 2018 such a successful year. Here’s to an incredible 2019!

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