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Hypnos builds a legacy for future local conservation with Chiltern Rangers

Hypnos are delighted to expand their partnership with local conservation social enterprise Chiltern Rangers in their 120th year of British bedmaking.


Based in the heart of Buckinghamshire since 1904, the Royal Warrant holder has a proud history of partnering local initiatives to celebrate local heritage and the unique environment that is The Chiltern National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).  Chiltern Rangers are a special organisation, working to educate and engage with businesses, volunteers and local communities to manage and protect habitats in Buckinghamshire and across the Chilterns.  Hypnos have supported Chiltern Rangers for many years, getting involved in conservation projects, planting trees in the community and setting up spaces for nature on its site.

‘We have worked with Hypnos since 2018,’ says John Shaw, Managing Director of Chiltern Rangers.  ‘There is a climate and biodiversity crisis and we are in it together to do what we can to protect and repair local habitats.  Hypnos are a company genuinely committed to doing the right thing, and we are excited about expanding our connection with them and also their partners the Eden Project.’

David Baldry, Group Managing Director at Hypnos, "We are focused on enhancing the wellness of people and the planet through the design of our products but also our interactions with suppliers, customers and local environment.   Chiltern Rangers are an important partner for Hypnos, as they are able to bringchilternrangers.jpg together people and introduce them to nature so it can be better understood and protected and thus creating local champions."

"We are proud to support their activities in this truly unique landscape and create learning and volunteering opportunities for our teams. Chiltern Rangers have already helped us improve our site for wildlife and creating nature corridors; introducing wildflowers, bat and bird boxes, and it’s amazing the difference that small changes make."

"In Hypnos’ 120th year, we all felt this was a great opportunity to go further, helping to create a legacy for the future and supporting the Community Wildflower Nursery which is unique to the Chilterns. We have an ongoing relationship with the Eden Project, collaborating with them on sustainable design and charity initiatives, so it is a pleasure to bring the expertise of the team at the Eden Project together with the skills of the Chiltern Rangers."

The Chilterns National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) has an amazing environmental diversity based on its chalk geology and its internationally rare chalk streams flow through the rolling hills. The farming landscape which dominates 70% of the land was formerly more pastoral in nature, creating precious chalk downland - a diminishing and fragmented habitat rich in wildflowers and increasingly rare invertebrates including butterflies such as Duke of Burgundy, Chalkhill Blue and Dark Green Fritillary.   The Wildflower Nursery gives nature a headstart and will include growing wildflowers such as Bird's-foot trefoil so it can be planted at schools and other sites where Common Blue butterflies can find it and their caterpillars can eat the leaves.  

The partnership will help support these Chiltern habitats and the species they support through a number of projects over the coming months and years.