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Big Green Book is a not-for-profit company that helps promote solutions to environmental and sustainability issues in the UK. We have over 6,500 companies in our membership network and their details are available in the Environmental & Sustainability Handbook available from all good bookshops in the UK. What sets us apart from other organisations is that we actively promote our members at between 50 and 60 trade shows and events around the country every year. We distribute leaflets on behalf of our members and we direct businesses to talk to our members about the environmental issues they face. If our members fill out their profile,provide leaflets for distribution and utilize the network for sourcing solutions to their own supply issues , they will usually save money and generate enquiries for themselves worth at least the equivalent of their membership fee within 12 months.
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“stay clear”

Written on: 29/05/2014 by annette3 (1 review written)

I would not recommend anyone/company to have anything to do with this company. Two years I was a member spending £1500 which for my small company is a large amount and got nothing but promises. Promises that were not kept. It says below think about what you like and didn't like, well I can think of loads I didn't like and not a thing I liked. save your money… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely Rubbish”

Written on: 01/05/2014 by Nathalia381 (1 review written)

Do not touch them with a barge pole as it will not get you anywhere They should not be allowed to get away with it and there should be a law in place to deal with them and similar companies… Read Full Review

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“Avoid !”

Written on: 27/03/2014 by Jackfac51 (1 review written)

I have been receiving calls the last few weeks from Big Green Book wanting to promote my company for the second year and they wanted me to make a 'donation' every time they called and got a colleague who has my phone on him at most times they would just say they are a possible client to get him to give me the phone and when he said I'm busy the would abruptly hang up and be rude of which was not professional in anyway that would instil confidence in me. After reading these reviews I decided not… Read Full Review

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“Big green scam”

Written on: 25/03/2014 by Freemanxx142 (1 review written)

Yes they do trade shows - little ones judging from the photos I've seen. Yes they will put your leaflets on their stand - it adds to an air of legitimacy to their business. The man at the Helm says of himself, 'I am a motivator first and a salesman second'. So where does being a salesman fit into an ethical green business? Well, reading the reviews here will tell you all you need to know. This is all about sales. The underlying product is meritless. The projects from councils and large… Read Full Review

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“appalling!”

Written on: 28/02/2014 by moleatwork (1 review written)

Local Business Member - Counselling Service Initially the sales talk sounded convincing. I was promised at least 2 new counselling clients a week. He said he had a list waiting with people looking for counselling in my area. I paid extra for a banner, which was pathetic in quality and now well positioned on my profile. i received logging in details that didn't work and still don't work but I have given up trying. No reply to my emails. . 7 months have gone by and nothing has happened… Read Full Review

Drombo's Response to moleatwork's Review

Written on: 25/03/2014

They tell you that they are legally obliged to keep your credit card details! Since when was that a legal requirement!

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“avoid ”

Written on: 18/02/2014

they promised me up to 300 job a month with local government as all government had to use them what a load of rubbish well i got tricked by they misleading salesman so i canceled my membership only to find out that you cant cancel and must pay for 12 months as i had paid one half on the day i canceled my card with the bank to prevent them from taking more money now i am getting letters from collectors talking about court action so i have put it to them that they misold me a contract and would… Read Full Review

Drombo's Comment

Written on: 25/03/2014

I can second this. The utter bull they feed you is shameless.

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“Biggreenbook.com WARNING - do not give them your money”

Written on: 07/02/2014 by biggreencrooks (1 review written)

Do not give the biggreenbook.com your bank details; they asked me for a pound donation and a year later I got a letter from the debt collectors asking for nearly £300 for nothing; and they are ringing me up all the time; I've had nothing from thebiggreenbook.com but they want to take my money; i'm very poor, I don't even have that much money. They rang me illegally cold calling, I'm registered with the TPS so they should be fined for that. I GOT NOTHING FROM THEM BUT DEBT COLLECTORS. Give them… Read Full Review

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“Big bad crooked book”

Written on: 03/02/2014 by Sadandupset1 (1 review written)

What an absolute disgrace this company is- a complete rip off - no cooling off period and set the bailiffs on you if you fail to pay them even though you cancel and no company info has ever been displayed in their rotten book. None going to trading standards and office of fair trading and the media to expose this crooked company… Read Full Review

Biggreencrooks's Response to Sadandupset1's Review

Written on: 07/02/2014

I AGREE, THEY SHOULD BE CLOSED DOWN.

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“Avoid! Avoid! Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!”

Written on: 28/01/2014 by tomas_jan (1 review written)

Do not fall for it! I was approached by them and I lost £600. Completely useless listing for my and many different companies. Read other reviews. No cooling off period. You might get 50% back if you cancel straight away. No refunds at all later on. Not covered by consumer act. Waste of time. Be warned!… Read Full Review

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“Avoid, avoid, avoid!”

Written on: 22/01/2014

They tricked me out of £900 pounds, they target trades who just happen to be a bit quiet and make loads of false promises. When you complain you don't have a leg to stand on as not covered by consumer act… Read Full Review

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“Blatant lies by ”

Written on: 05/12/2013

Told me I was selected by napit to be a local authority approved contractor, guy said he worked for local council! I realised when I received the email with invoice, called back within 10 minutes and no you cannot cancel and get a refund as promised! Still call me now threatening bailiffs and CCJs for the next installment of £300 they are never getting… Read Full Review

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“Good value for money”

Written on: 20/09/2013

As a new business, I decided to attend Manchester Northern Homeshow, I meet Big Green Book there and was instantly attracted to their non profit approach. Upon agreeing a membership price with the boss, I have since had alot of reward for my membership. Inquiries leading to work, new customers, and of course more than my money back. Some people will see biggreenbook as a waste of time, but believe me... it is not!… Read Full Review

By Biggreenbook

Written on: 28/10/2013

Thanks for the Feedback.
Great to hear it is working for you.

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Kdjones's Comment

Written on: 23/04/2014

Funny how big green book only replies to this post and not the many bad ones published... Suspicious much????

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Drombo's Comment

Written on: 25/03/2014

Astonished to hear its working for you! That is if you are genuine. I rather suspect you are a Big Green Plant!

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“What a waste...”

Written on: 02/09/2013 by womble84 (1 review written)

Don't fall for it like I did!!! Was sold a cheap listing with lots of potential. Not one lead! Then in a moment of madness I received another call from them asking if I would like to pay more and become an approved contractor for their direct clients. Much like find a trade. More money paid. No contact since this date and trying to get hold of anyone who knows anything about it or is willing to explain what I have paid for is impossible. But if I pay more they can guarantee leads and work… Read Full Review

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“Like many people reviewing here, was called by a...”

Written on: 01/09/2013 by stevobroon (1 review written)

Like many people reviewing here, was called by a smooth talking salesman promising many leads. Pretty much guaranteeing work blah blah blah. The biggest lot of bull ever. Not one phonecall, lead, anything! Complete rip off - How do they get away with it! ? They had the cheek to call and ask if I wanted to further invest another £250 for another years membership. You'll guess what I said to them. Avoid … Read Full Review

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“BIG GREEN BOOK BAD - WARNING - DON'T JOIN”

Written on: 24/08/2013 by ElectricianEdinburgh (1 review written)

lies and lies told when selling - avoid. You won't get the leads they promise and you won't get a refund - I think they should be reported to see if something could be done collectively . They will phone you back and aggressively try and sell you more exhibition advertising - where they will promote themselves… Read Full Review

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“Avoid like the plaque”

Written on: 09/08/2013

2 words rip off Sales man patter caught me soon as I'd payed I came on here rung back to cancel and they gave me. U can't get a refund until after 12 months what a load of rubbish… Read Full Review

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“I am a Napit registered electrician. I got a call from...”

Written on: 08/08/2013 by Bazmataz (2 reviews written)

I am a Napit registered electrician. I got a call from a salesman called Dane wyton, he told me he was calling from trust mark (which is a trusted tradesman organisation) and that Napit had given them my details as well as four other companies in my town that could be potentially become their registered company for all council/government work 300-400 jobs per year. After initially thinking it was a standard 'do you want to advertise with us' sales call, I was quite taken in. It was only… Read Full Review

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“Big green book not enviroment agency”

Written on: 31/05/2013

I was called today by AARON from the Big green book same deal as other agencies. We offer you local government work for free because we are not for profit organisation. Finally he drops in one off £250 admin fee. If your not happy you can sign off and get a refund (blag)you might get a couple of jobs if someone in your area finds their website online but its not as high up as other lead generation companies. I could set up an operation like this take £250 and send 2 leads through in a year… Read Full Review

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“Very sneaky pitch! Beware and avoid.”

Written on: 22/02/2013 by EddKenilworth (1 review written)

I was contacted by a well spoken man, initially saying he was calling from the "government environment network", following this with "Big Green Book". He went on to tell me how this "not-for-profit", "non-advertising" company would pass me work from their clients in my area, as they are linked to a bunch of environmental schemes. By this point I was losing interest, as although it was presented very cleverly, it sounded suspiciously like an advertising call. None-the-less, I was driving ( on… Read Full Review

99Jsayer's Response to EddKenilworth's Review

Written on: 21/05/2013

This is the email they send to me pitching it as a web designer job!! DO NOT FALL FOR IT!!

"This position is for a Web designer to handle our online enquiries and direct leads for 12 months minimum for Web design in the Crewe area, we are are not for profit company and therefore I am not looking for a commercial relationship with this company however we do incur costs and appreciate if companies can put anything towards the maintenance and sustained growth of this system."

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“AVOID! AVOID!”

Written on: 11/02/2013

I got tricked into spending £900. The person who called me was an extremely clever salesman, he managed to trick me into parting with a huge lump of money just to be listed on their website. Once you pay them you cannot get a refund. They lied to get the money out of me and then denied they ever said what they said… Read Full Review

99Jsayer's Comment

Written on: 21/05/2013

This is the response i got when i realised i was getting nothing for my money!

"As I said before, your membership is noncancelable.
Please call this office with card details by the time and date stated in my previous emails today."

PLEASE AVOID!!

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