The Lost Coin has always sought to minimise its own impact on the earth, starting with recycled paper and envelopes and developing further through the years.
During lockdown, Simon started looking at replacing his ageing diesel Toyota. With Clean Air Zones popping up in Bath and coming soon to Bristol it was clearly time to move away from diesel power. After much research, it was a choice of buying a newish petrol, or possibly leasing an electric car through the business.
After crunching the numbers and researching suitable electric cars there were just a handful that were suitable. With an old set of accounts, the lease company turned down our first application. Not to be outdone I tried again a few months later when the next set of accounts were ready and was turned down. In January I tried another car manufacturer in case they would view the company more favourably, alas no. I almost gave up on the idea, but knuckled down with work and had my next set of accounts prepared quickly.
By now the Toyota was 12 years old and beginning to go wrong with MOT and service looming. I applied again, expecting a lengthy delay for an order at best and a no at worst. A week later I had a surprise call from Nick Morgan, the answer was yes, but even better the local Kia dealer had my preferred choice in stock. I was speechless. The following week we cleaned up the Toyota, sold it to our mechanic and took delivery of a Kia eNiro for the next 4 years.
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This post was written by Simon Carlin