Forbes Honoured with IER's Award for Best Independent Retailer Focused on Sustainability

Hannah Forbes, Head of Brand and Content Managment

By Hannah Forbes | First published: 26th June 2023

Forbes Rentals colleagues with their award at the  Innovative Electrical Retailing (IER) Awards

Forbes is thrilled to be the recipient of the prestigious Best Independent Retailer Award for Sustainability at the IER Awards 2023. This accolade highlights our commitment to promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility within the industry. The IER Awards are renowned for honouring businesses that demonstrate exceptional dedication and innovation. Consequently, it means the world to us to be recognised for our unwavering focus on offering sustainable products and services while raising awareness about the importance of conscious consumption.

“We are beyond delighted to receive the IER Award for Best Independent Retailer Focused on Sustainability,”said Kevin Herring, CEO of Forbes Rentals. “At Forbes Rentals, sustainability is deeply enshrined within our company ethos, and we are firmly committed to making a positive impact on the environment. This industry recognition is a big moment for us as a business.”

Forbes actively collaborates with renowned manufacturers and suppliers to curate a diverse range of energy-efficient laundry, kitchen and electrical appliances. As a rental business, regeneration is at the very core of our operation, and our large domestic customer base has access to a wide range of both new and refurbished items. Our pre-loved range enables us to support the circular economy whilst catering to a kaleidoscope of budgets and requirements. By offering a more sustainable alternative to purchase, Forbes empowers customers to make conscious choices without compromising on quality or convenience. With environmental concerns reaching critical levels, there has been a conscious shift away from ‘consumership’ and towards ‘usership’, and our business model helps enable this movement.

In addition to our product offerings, Forbes takes pride in implementing eco-conscious practices throughout ouroperations and we have made significant strides in reducing our carbon footprint by optimising our logistics. Through our ongoing communication with our customers we also provideeducation and resources to facilitate sustainable consumption habits. Both our sales team and our commercial consultantsalways engage with their customers and clients to help them make the most efficient and sustainable choices for their specific requirements.

Receiving the IER's Best Independent Retailer Award for Sustainability not only recognises Forbes Rentals' achievements but it solidifies our position as a frontrunner inredefining the retail industry’s approach to sustainability. After 100 years of operation, Forbes is extremely agile in our offering but we remain steadfast in our commitment to advancing environmentally friendly practices and more sustainable business models.