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Heligo Books set to publish ‘landmark’ eco-entrepreneurial book by Juliet Davenport OBE

Heligo Books, the new business and smart thinking imprint from Bonnier Books UK, is set to publish an ‘essential’ landmark title by green pioneer Juliet Davenport OBE.

Rik Ubhi, editorial director for Heligo Books, acquired The Green Start-Up with world, all language rights from Maggie Hanbury at the Hanbury Agency, after collaborating with the author on shaping the project.

The Green Start-Up is an essential toolkit for the modern-day entrepreneur. As issues around climate change and environmental impact become more urgent, businesses and start-ups must work harder than ever before to operate in greener, more sustainable ways, for the benefit of both themselves and the planet.

Environmental trailblazer Juliet Davenport OBE leads us through the most pressing questions facing any company so that they can do just that. From how to fuel the business to how to hire ethically; from how to market sustainably to how to and deliver in an environmentally friendly way. The Green Start-Up not only finds answers to these questions, but showcases experts and brilliant business innovators who are doing things differently: who are showing that green businesses can even be beneficial for the planet.

The very first book of its kind for the general reader that blends environmentalism with entrepreneurship, The Green Start-Up will inspire new generations of environmentally focused entrepreneurs.

Rik Ubhi said: “Juliet Davenport OBE is a true trailblazer in the fields of green energy and sustainability, and a bona-fide business visionary. I can think of no better person to share their knowledge and expertise to shape and inspire the next generation of eco-entrepreneurs, and to lead the charge for greener, more ethical and sustainable business practices at this critical time. As Bonnier Books UK continues to play its part in turning the page on climate change, we have a responsibility to bring these ideas and Juliet’s expertise to our readers. I am delighted to be working with Juliet on this landmark title – the very first book on ‘environmental entrepreneurialism’ for the general reader – and I look forward to publishing The Green Start-Up this October.”

Juliet Davenport OBE said: “I am so excited to announce this book, and I’m hoping it will become a “go to” for budding entrepreneurs and CEOs to help them think big and think green for their own businesses. Big thanks to Bonnier for backing me on this book, and I look forward to sharing The Green Start-Up in October.”

Maggie Hanbury added: “I am delighted that Bonnier are publishing Juliet Davenport’s exciting and forward-thinking book. It will be of enormous help to new entrepreneurs wanting to kickstart their business”

Juliet Davenport OBE founded Good Energy, one of the UK’s first 100% renewable electricity suppliers, in 1999 at the age of 31, making her the first female CEO of a UK energy supplier. Stepping away as CEO in May 2021, Juliet sits on the boards of a string of companies that are helping tackle the climate crisis. She is chair of solar innovator Atrato Onsite Energy, whose flotation in November made it the first company with an all-female board to list on the London Stock Exchange.

Bonnier Books UK is a climate neutral publisher, striving to operate in a way that contributes to the future of the planet and its people. A founder signatory of Publishing Declares, last year it became one of the very first publishers to sign up to the Science Based Targets initiative, pledging to implement a robust emission reduction plan targeted towards limiting global warming to the IPCC’s 1.5°C target.

The Green Start-Up will publish in trade paperback, ebook, and audio this October.