Cardinal, Christeyns and Tilda’s Tribe are finalists in the Sustainability category at the Bradford Means Business Awards 2021


The leading specialist interior fit-out business is headquartered in Bradford, but works across the UK and international markets.

Working in a diverse range of sectors including retail, education and workplaces, as well as residential, healthcare and leisure, recent projects include new self-scan express tills at Marks & Spencer, using virtual reality technology.

The VR technology has allowed the firm to cut the number of prototypes it needs to create, cutting waste and its carbon footprint.

They said: “It is a choice to be sustainable and it’s the right choice - its something at Cardinal that’s ingrained within our ethos.”


The hygiene chemicals firm is renowned for its water and energy savings systems, installing equipment in commercial laundries that can also make use of its detergents that are designed to work at low temperatures.

Christeyns has grown from a family owned business to an international firm, and has a strong commitment to sustainability.

In Bradford the plant has switched to a net carbon zero energy supply, and high mileage drivers are being switched to electric or hybrid vehicle.

The firm said: “We ensure that the chemistry we are using and supplying is fit for purpose and has the lowest possible impact.”

Tilda’s Tribe

The idea behind the goats milk soap came after helping out a neighbour with her goats and wondering how to put her surplus milk to good use.

As the soap started selling well, they decided to take the business further, and invest in their own goats and now have a small herd at their farm in Riddlesden.

As well as 100% natural handmade soaps with scents including poppyseed and peppermint, lavender, tea tree and charcoal, as well as honey and oatmeal, Tilda’s Tribe now also produces shampoo and conditioning bars - all with eco-friendly packaging and no plastic in sight.