About Us

“The guidance and support you and the team have given my small company to be accepted by one of the biggest contractors in East Sussex has been pivotal.”
Marie Jones, The Office Your Office, Bodiam

Our History

We have over 18 years’ experience helping a wide range of organisations improve their environmental performance and achieve savings through energy, waste and water efficiency. We run training courses, learning and networking events, various grant schemes, and offer site audits, Environmental Management Systems support and wider sustainable business consultancy services.

“Extremely useful and straight talking workshop.”
Keith Manger, Wakehurst Place

Company History

The Partnership was launched in 1998 as part of West Sussex County Council’s Economic Development activities. Partners included the district and borough councils, universities and Environment Agency. The model was successful and other Partnerships were set up across the South East region. In 2009 we launched the Sustainable Business Network that now has around 1,800 members and holds regular events across the region.

In early 2011 the Sustainable Business Partnership incorporated as a Community Interest Company. The move allowed us to develop our services and increase the support on offer to a business community that is increasingly recognising the value of sustainable business practice; the rationale for investing in resource efficiency to reduce running costs and the importance of playing a responsible role within the local community.

“Because we have been working on environmental issues for some time, I was surprised at how much useful, practical information was new to me which I can now apply within my organisation.”
Sheila Daly, University of Portsmouth

Network Update – December 2017

Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of our Sustainable Business Network members. Join us on Twitter and Facebook to spread the good cheer!   Utilise Plus Programme Beat the cold and dark this winter with an energy saving project, with help from a Utilise Plus grant of up to £5,000! The Utilise Plus programme offers […]
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Utilise Plus Event Report: Case Study Visit to Wakehurst Place

On a bright morning in November, the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed a number of Sustainable Business Network members from a wide range of sectors to Wakehurst Place. Funded and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place boasts world-renowned gardens, woodlands, wildlife and the state-of-the-art Millennium Seed Bank. The SBP CIC’s Louise Downey gave a […]
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Upcoming Events

  • 12/12/2017Next Steps for a Smart and Flexible Electricity Network in the UK (Third Party Event)
  • 24/01/2018edie Sustainability Leaders Forum 2018 (Third Party Event)
  • 01/02/2018Better Business Show (Third Party Event)
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