The Beehive increases activity with latest eco-focused tenant

Dan Gaunt, Zero Negativity founder

A sustainable clothing and merchandise business has moved into The Beehive, in Blackburn.

Whittle Jones, agents acting on behalf of Chorley-based Northern Trust Company, said family-run Zero Negativity has moved into Suite 1J, covering 500 sq ft at the Business Centre on three-year lease.

Zero Negativity was established by former police officer Dan Gaunt in early 2019.

The company uses only 100% sustainable garments, decoration methods and packaging; and offset any carbon footprint it creates through tree planting schemes.
Dan said: “We have the consumer brands ‘Zero Negativity Clothing’ and ‘ZN Sport’, with our biggest accomplishment being the supply of the viral Loch Ness FC football kits which are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.

“Our focus for 2021, though, is B2B, supplying custom printed or embroidered sustainable garments in bulk, or offering drop-shipped, print on demand services as well as bespoke fully managed e-commerce websites if needed.

“We currently work with some of the country’s most forward-thinking and environmentally conscious companies, events – marathons, etc – charities, museums, youth centres and universities, but we are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a new sub brand aimed at schools and colleges for their leavers’ memorabilia.”

He added: “This is an exciting time for us and we wanted our business base to be modern, but easily accessible, and The Beehive ticked those boxes.”

The Beehive offers a range of flexible office suites from 163 sq ft up to 13,674 sq ft. It is located close to junction five of the M65, and provides a managed reception and visitor welcome service, along with large break out area and fully equipped meeting room facilities.

Donna Jackson, business centre manager, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dan and the team at Zero Negativity to The Beehive, which is now home to 26 different businesses. I have been impressed by their business concept and am excited to see the further development of their business and launch of their new brand.”