Derby day is one of the most exciting, hotly anticipated days of the year. The north London rivalry creates a unique atmosphere for us all. It is the local element of this game that we love and makes it particularly important to what we talk about.
You may well remember the work we did with several local businesses as we came out of lockdown to help promote our local economy. We have also recently enjoyed a 'Dragons' Den' type event, hosted by our friends at CBRE, which gave small and local companies the opportunity to showcase their innovative ideas and services to Arsenal.
The businesses were varied in the extreme, from an organisation who specialises in bringing lower represented groups and ex-offenders into the construction industry, to cutting edge technologies to reduce our energy consumption and drive power generation. It was certainly time well spent and we will be looking to engaging with our local businesses as we carry on our drive to towards lowering our environmental impact.
Over recent years we've forged very strong links locally, not least through exciting initiatives such as Arsenal Supporting Supporters. There are some incredible businesses on our doorstep which we are hoping to be able to work with. The benefits of choosing local are many. Helping local employment and therefore the local economy as well as reducing the delivery emissions being just two.