The Depot Bakery has secured an Inmotion! grant and added an electric vehicle to its fleet.The bakery, which produces and delivers artisan breads, pastries and lunch items from its depot in Sheffield, has introduced the vehicle to provide fresh products to its clients in an economical and environmentally friendly way.Owner Ben Smith said: “We were thinking about purchasing a vehicle for a while and had been waiting for a model that matched our specifications.“We liked the idea of not having to spend on diesel, knowing that, going forward, it would be a great PR angle for the company. Wherever economic and environmental decisions go hand in hand, we’d always do it and this was an easy win with benefits all round.”Grant for plug-in car or vanSouth Yorkshire’s Electric Vehicle Project runs until 31 March and offers businesses a grant of up to £10,500 for the flexible lease of a plug-in van, or £7,500 for a plug-in car for up to 48 months.Smith added: “We work with food waste charities and are getting much more efficient with regards to recycling, so an electric vehicle really is the logical next step in the company’s evolution.”An additional grant of £500 towards the cost of installing a workplace charging point is also available. The scheme has delivered 16 electric vehicles to businesses across the region.
Ten netball coaches from around the country will be receiving their Level 1 coaching certificates after going through a training program with assistance from Netball Australia.The program was rolled out last weekend at the Korobosea International School and was delivered by Debra Armstrong, who is a consultant from Netball Australia. Armstrong also assists with coaching and being a selector for the Australian national team.PNG Netball president Julianne Maliaki said the program attracted 30 coaches and trainers from all over the country including Alotau, Lae, Wewak, Kavieng and Kerema.Maliaki said the program was run very well with a lot of knowledge and skills passed down to the 30 participants.On the Pepes front, Maliaki said the PNG Netball Federation was awaiting a post mortem report from the Pepes management team on the recent Tri Nations series held in Fiji. The Pepes finished last, managing only one victory over Tonga.Maliaki said the report would provide feedback on areas in the Pepes team that needed improvement. She said this would help them prepare well for the Pacific Netball Series in Cook Islands next month.Through the Pacific Netball Series, the Pepes will have a shot to qualify for World Cup next year in Australia.